"you win some, you lose some...yea! But what's your record though?"
I'LL BE ALRIGHT
I'm sure every single person reading this has been through adversity before, if not I'm just going to refer to it as a tough time. If you've been through adversity/a tough time before and you got through it, you know you were better for it. If not better it shaped you into who you are today.
Why though? Why were you better for it? What about it made you different or better? Why was it such a learning experience? When did you know you were going to make it through...before or during? Or did you not know you made it through until after you had persevered? These are the questions that cross my mind when I go through adversity or when I see friends and family go through tough times.
None of these questions have just one answer nor do I have one to all of them, but I do know and strongly believe in one theory...the "you'll be alright" theory.
The "you'll be alright" theory is quite simple and direct. It's the theory the no matter what happens you'll end up alright. I affirm that if you say, think, and believe “you’ll be alright,” good things will happen. Believing you'll be alright regardless of what happens makes you worry less and focus more on the present. When you accept that "you'll be alright," it also means that even if you do nothing, or do the bare minimum you will end up being just fine. Knowing this, why wouldn't you make that extra effort, or show that extra patience, or take that extra step, or do that extra whatever needs to be done, when you know the worst case scenario is that "YOU'LL BE ALRIGHT."
All of this is strictly my opinion, but...
What do you think? Is every stumbling block really a stepping stone?
I see no reason why not...but hey that's just me.