And even in my struggle I had to be relentless in seeking out the lessons to be learnt instead of focusing on how they made me feel. Here's what helped me..
You know, it is so amazing how we judge and examine each other's life decisions and 'mistakes' but expect understanding and compassion from others.
From time to time we have all been disappointed by a declined request but because we tend to dwell in our feelings, we sometimes miss the astounding fact that in rejection resides saving and propelling power.
Life is precious and so is time. Even though we know this, we are so often distracted by temporary frustrations and without realizing, we allow the pressures of life to derail us.
So many times we magnify the challenging and at times overwhelming seasons, not realizing that it is in those type of circumstances that we gain valuable wisdom and understanding. I would go as far as to say that we are strengthened and made resilient in the tough times.
I have a newfound appreciation for the struggle because I can now move forward with wisdom and a better understanding of what had me stuck.
I have learnt that 'failure' equips us with experience that we wouldn't have had if we hadn't even tried. Sometimes the 'coulda woulda shoulda' can gird us with wisdom in making future decisions.