3 Simple Tips To Move Forward That Most People Overlook When Experiencing Setbacks
Sometimes you feel very driven and motivated, and sometimes you feel totally down and you feel like a loser. There are also times when you accomplish many amazing things and you achieve your goals, and there are also times when you hit roadblocks and you are facing the challenges, and you are like, you are NOT sure whether or not you are on the right path.
I'm sure many of us experience all of these before in life.
Steve Jobs once said in a speech at Stanford, he said "Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith."
Ok, it may not be easy, but keep moving forward and be hopeful, don't lose faith. And understand that it is NOT what you go through that defines you - it is how you DEAL with them 😊😊
So, it is your choice and your decision that make your life. It is what you do that makes you, YOU! OK, So..choose to do the right thing to live a meaningful life, inshaAllah.
Ok so here are a few tips that I want to share that I really believe in and what I practice until today. InshaAllah, these few tips that may help you when life gets hard.
💜 Focus On What You CAN Control
Ok Sometimes, things happen and they are beyond our control and no matter what we do, we CANNOT change anything. And if you CANNOT change the situation, don't worry about it.
I know that this is easier said than done, but it is a fact, that every one of us must accept. We need to learn to focus on what we CAN control.
Usually, when a problem arise, we tend to focus ON the problem and try to blame or find an excuse to get away from the problem. Do not do this k. Instead, choose to focus on the solution and what you can control.
When you fail to achieve your goal or your target, just learn from the situation and focus on what you can do right now. Stop spending time thinking about the problem, thinking about the defeat, or trying to find out who to blame. So Work on the solution.
That time when my husband was very ill, our money was depleted, savings too. I remembered trying hard to find other sources of income to help out in the monthly bills. So that's something that we can control - to find a way to get additional income, that's the solution. And we are very grateful to find a great platform where we can earn, and at the same time my husband can slowly heal from his illnesses, inshaAllah.
💜 Reignite Your Motivation
Another important thing you can do when you are facing difficulties in life is to REIGNITE your motivation! Actually it is true that we CANNOT SOLELY depend on motivation because motivation comes and goes, but sometimes, you need it to go through difficult times.
What you can do is to revisit your purpose. Ask yourself WHY do you do what you do. More importantly, you can practice visualization and affirmation to keep yourself driven and stay on track.
You can listen to motivational songs.
You can read inspirational materials.
You can go join a positive community!
So go and get the motivation you need ok! 😊
💜 Sometimes You Just Need to Stop and Reflect
You need to stop and reflect on what has happened to you so far. Because, if you continue to live life as it is, you will continue to stay at the same point.
IT IS when you stop, reflect, and make changes, you will be able to make sure you are traveling in the right direction, heading towards your destination that you actually want!
Most people actually let life happens to them as it is. They never question and never reflect. Then, as a result, they feel powerless and have no control over what is happening to them.
So, if you are serious about getting to a higher ground and to improve your life, you must take time to reflect ok 😊
It is your previous actions and your previous decisions that bring you to where you are today. So if you reflect, review and make BETTER choices, you will eventually end up getting to a better place inshaAllah!
When life gets hard, it is actually a signal telling you that something is not right. And so, you must reflect on what went wrong and what YOU can do to correct it.😊😊
Ok so I hope that my sharing today has been useful for you. Remember, life challenges are inevitable. No matter how hard life is hitting you right now, always always keep moving forward and stay hopeful always! 💜