Hardships Are Stepping Stones To Better Things

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Diamante Lavendar (image)Diamante Lavendar
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Nobody likes hardship. Not only does it put a “kink” in our plans, but it hurts. As human beings, we want to shy away from pain. But hardships are a part of life that we must accept because they’ll never go away.

Here are some reasons to embrace hardship:

Hardship strengthens our spirits. Although hardship is grueling, it creates resolve in us. It paves the way for our determination to increase. After going through a tough situation, we become more empowered and want even more to accomplish those goals that might have seemed much more difficult to reach before we endured the pressure of hardship. It makes us just a little more resolved to face life with determination.

Hardship makes us appreciate good things more. After going through a spell of extreme discomfort, even the small things seem much more meaningful. For example, even in a situation where your car is in the shop for a week, once you get it back you’ll be so much happier that you have a means of transportation. And the bigger the hardship, the greater the appreciation after it’s all over.

Hardships give us wisdom. Think back ten years. Think about what you’ve gone through to get to where you are today. You’ve got to admit…you’ve learned a lot! You’re so much wiser for the things you’ve been through that you can see your hardships as stepping stones to your dreams!

Hardships help us endure. After you’ve been through the wringer, you’ll have a tendency to say, “I got through that. I can get through this.” When you get through one trial, you’ll have more faith that you’ll get through the next one. It’s a matter of learning that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. As the saying goes, “this too shall pass.”

Hardships are a way to communicate with others. We are more empathetic towards other people’s pain after enduring hardship. We relate to each other and are able to be more helpful toward each other after enduring difficult things.

Hardships help to give us freedom. Many times hardships have to do with things we fear. After going through the problem, we become a little less fearful. Like the Little Engine That Could, we become braver and a little freer from our pain and fear. That’s a beautiful stepping stone to future success and happiness!

Next time life gets rough, remember: you’ll learn a lot and be happier once you graduate from the test. You’ll be stronger, wiser, more determined, more empathetic and appreciative! All perfect ways to be more successful in the future!

Diamante Lavendar (image)About Diamante Lavendar

Diamante Lavendar is the author of the Mom’s Choice Award-winning book, Breaking the SilenceShe has been in love with reading since she was a child, and spent many hours listening to her mother when she was young. As she grew older, Diamante began writing in college and published some poetry in anthologies over the years. After her kids were older, she wrote as a form of self expression and decided she wanted to share her stories with others.

Her writing stems from her own experiences and those of her family and friends. She writes to encourage hope and possibility to those who read her stories. Writing is the way that she is attempting to leave her positive mark in the world—one story at a time.
You can visit Diamante’s website here or find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Google+.

13 Comments on “Hardships Are Stepping Stones To Better Things”

  1. I can wright a book on all the hard times I have been threw , but I am sure I am not a lone in this .

  2. I feel that hardships actually help us mold our way of life and mold who we become and how we handle life, they definitely make us stronger and wiser and more determined. Great article.

  3. I totally agree. I’ve had my fair share of hardships and they have all made me stronger and more empathetic towards others. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger! :)

  4. I’ve had my fair share of hardships but it does make us stronger and appreciate the good times even more. Will definitely pick up a copy of “Breaking the Silence”. Sounds like a great read!

  5. love this its so true I have been some crazy tines but each trial I went through I have learned from it and grown.

  6. I agree about hardships giving us wisdom. I have learned so many things and I wouldn’t have the knowledge I have today had I not gone through them.

  7. I agree about becoming less fearful. When something we dreaded happened to our family we realized we could handle it and now we know it’s scary, but will eventually pass.

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