The “why is my life so hard?” outburst is used excessively and sometimes for seemingly no reason at all. But many people tend to complain without actually then making any lasting changes. Pushing through hard times to reach what you really want is not as hard as it seems. But to push through means first realising that your current hurdle is possible to overcome and not meant to function as a dead end. Here are 5 reasons you can get over how tough life seems:
You’re setting goals the wrong way
If you’re serious about success, you need to set goals. But there is a right and wrong way to do this. Most people set a goal so immense and nerve-wracking that it seems almost unattainable. While that big goal might indeed be possible, it is going to take a very long time to reach. And as more time passes, your motivation and drive can suffer. Instead of setting big, scary goals, try aiming for smaller and more easily attainable ones. Goals like these, set in little steps rather than one giant jump, will keep your spirits high and make you more likely to reach that big goal you really want.
You’re not changing your bad habits
Bad habits need to go if you want to get anywhere near success. Life can seem a lot harder if you stubbornly cling on to your nastier traits. Now, you aren’t going to be able to quit cold turkey and become perfect overnight, but you need to take baby steps and change what needs to be done. Get rid of that need to procrastinate. Go to bed early. Follow a schedule. Be the person you know can succeed.
You don’t know how to manage time
A significant bad habit that disrupts the progress of many is an inability to manage time. Maybe you procrastinate too much. Or maybe you put too much on your plate and don’t know what to focus on first. Learn how to prioritise things and then put more of your time into the things that matter. Maybe you need to cut out things that take too much time to focus on something else. Do whatever you need to do to make the most of your time.
You care about what others think
Life also gets tougher when you try to live up to expectations. When you care about what everyone says or thinks, it’s easy to let it sway the outcome of your days. But at the end of the day, the only opinion that matters is yours. Live your life for you and watch how much better it can actually get.
You keep giving up
Yes, failure sucks. And it can seem like the whole world is about to come tumbling down. But it’s that defeating, disheartening feeling that sparks the drive you need to work harder. Don’t let your past failed attempts affect how you move forward. When you experience a down, look up. It is only a bad day if you want it to be.
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