Victor Frankl reminds us that, "life is difficult and once we can accept this, life is no longer difficult."
I am reminded of this in my work each day as I see so many struggle with this notion. And while I can understand the difficultly with the challenges we all face, I believe our disappointment is simply a false expectation of life.
In this context, we are disappointed in disappointments.
But as you know, life must have its ups and downs in order for us to grow and live purposeful lives. And to expect a life without this balance of both is the result of a belief that you can't get through these disappointments. So the illusion forms that life then should not have them. This fear of rejection is your barrier that you CAN overcome.
Otherwise, with this mindset, we really shortchange ourselves and forget what we have overcome already in our lives and that with each hurdle we face is another opportunity to learn and grow and be reminded of our own strengths.
You've heard the saying, "Don't sweat the small stuff" and this is so true, as that "stuff" is meant to teach us that we are much stronger, more resilient, and more courageous than we realize and that with each obstacle you face, a miracle waits to be revealed!
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