Fight one more round. When your feet are so tired that you have to shuffle back to the centre of the ring, fight one more round. When your arms are so tired that you can hardly lift your hands to come on guard, fight one more round. When your nose is bleeding and your eyes are black and you are so tired you wish your opponent would crack you one on the jaw and put you to sleep, fight one more round – remembering that the man who always fights one more round is never whipped. ~ James Corbett
Years ago my cousin Arthur showed me the above quote, it always clicks in my head whenever life throw punches at me. It reminds me that as human beings we are so proficient at experiencing pain that we sometimes forget our capability to persevere. We forget that we are also capable of self-determination and that we have a huge say in what our future will be, if we keep fighting on. So if things in your life are not going your way, then do not despair! No matter how terrible you may feel or how dark the future may seem there is always hope.
So when all seems lost and you feel like you can’t fight on remember that regardless of your problem, you are not alone and you are not the first one. there have been people before you who have experienced what you are going through in their own way, they have found a way past this difficult moment. Terrible things happen to people all the time . So tell your friends about what you’re facing and reach out. But whatever you do, don’t let your problem just sit there. Accept reality and use human connection to make this moment in your life easier. Don’t worry one day you’ll look back, and all of this will seem like just a blink of the eye.
Learn From Failure. Failure is only failure if nothing is gained from it. In fact, some of the greatest accomplishments ever achieved have only resulted first from terrible failure. And as John Burroughs said “You can get discouraged many times, but you are not a failure until you begin to blame somebody else and stop trying”.
Use This time To Learn About Yourself. No one really know who they are intellectually or otherwise until they are truly challenged. So use this time to learn more about you . You will gain experience that will change you as a person and help you face inevitable difficulty more easily in the future.
Focus on the important things. Keep your focus on what’s really important in life.Your family, friends and yourself. Keep yourself healthy. Make your relationships even stronger. And very soon opportunity will come knocking. Another door will open for you and this closed door will become a distant memory.
Believe In Yourself, Its easy to begin to question your abilities and think more about your weaknesses, whenever failure slaps you in the face but instead of going down that road start by highlighting your strengths. Focus on what your good at and even make a list if it helps. Be positive in your thinking and know that while you aren’t perfect, you still have a lot to offer this world. Hold on to this belief close to your heart and let it fuel your rebirth, your return.