Life is an ugly, formless clump of mistakes and pain that can be molded with deliberate and careful hands to make something so beautiful from something so ugly, it is almost impossible to comprehend.
However, many people, maybe including yourself, believe this clump of life can be molded without an external force. However, there are two aspects of your life you have to change from this moment on to mold your own work of art.
1. Take Responsibility For Your Life
First, you must take full responsibility for everything that is present in your life.
You must take full responsibility for the good that arrives, but also the painful and inconvenient. You must be able to accept the fact that you have played a part in everything wrong that is in your life. You must figure out how to fix it.
You have to ask your self, “What can I do right now, at this very moment, to create a better tomorrow for myself, my family, and my future?”
You have two decisions to make. To either be the victim or accept the responsibility for yourself, but you already know you only have one choice.
2. Win The War, Not Just The Battle
Second, you cannot win the war against the world if you can’t win the war against your own mind.
You have to dismiss the illusion that you cannot overcome this moment because of the perception in your mind. This very moment may be the lowest moment in your life.
You must remember that if this is the lowest moment in your life, then there is only up from here.
You must remind yourself that you matter. Life is going to hit you in the mouth, and you must remember that the wound will heal over time. It may take a week or a decade, but you must remember that the pain will subside and be replaced by the happiness you deserve.
Source: AUSTIN SHELLHAMMER