Every Cloud has a Silver Lining

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Every Cloud has a Silver Lining

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” Napoleon Hill

We will all face obstacles that we need to overcome to reach our desired destination. Every one of us will discover hurdles that we must get over to reach where we want to go. It is essential that we are determined to overcome all challenge or obstacles that come our way and refuse to let them stop our progress in life.

Success is very much down to having the determination to overcome difficulties and triumph over whatever hurdles we face. You have to refuse to let anything or anyone stop you from having and doing everything you truly want.

Once you have decided that you will allow nothing to stand in the way of the path that you choose, you will need to develop your courage, persistence, and faith. These qualities can be strengthened by your refusing to ever give up.

Even when you think you can’t keep going, just try one more time. Don’t think beyond that. Many people come incredibly close to their goals and quit just before that final attempt that would have gotten them there.

To overcome obstacles and fulfil your dreams is a choice that you have the ability to make. Keep choosing to believe in yourself and you can overcome almost anything. I know because it has worked for me.

Many times things haven’t worked out the way they were meant to. At times it seems failure had in fact come my way. But instead of accepting this, giving it all up, I looked at the situation to see what I could learn and found what I could take from it to help me move forward. And there’s the key. Every situation had a huge answer waiting for us to discover it, but it wasn’t immediately obvious, it had to be found under the debris.

I kept putting the effort in, working hard, going on even when the odds seemed stacked against me. I never gave up and as a result I am building my dream business, where I pursued my passion. Those failures and the silver linings they brought changed my live forever.

All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. Walt Disney

There is always something positive to be found in every situation, even when it seems overwhelmingly negative. But you have to look for them.

For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour. Mary Kay Ash

You can always learn something when things don’t work out the way you wanted them to. You have to look for the bigger picture and search out the lessons that are there. It is so important for you to realise that there really is so much that can be learned each and every time something doesn’t come together the way you envisioned.

One of the best things we can do is reflect on all those times when things don’t go as planned and discover the lesson they are teaching you. It allows us to make certain we are learning as many lessons as we can from all of our experiences and setting ourselves up for success in the future.

While no one will be spared from disappointments and failures, what separates those that succeed in life and those that don’t is the ability to deal with failure. They look beyond their setbacks and keep going with renewed enthusiasm and vigour. They see the silver lining in the clouds around the setbacks and failures that have happened. They have a more positive outlook towards life and to go beyond failure always seeking answers even from adversities.

Each failure has enabled me to achieve the life I have. Every failure no matter how painful helped me to do better in the future, by opening new possibilities. Accept failure as an inevitable challenge that you will have to face but which will always come with a silver lining holding the answers you search for.

No failure is absolute, and success is a journey which you have to keep moving on to reach a final destination of your choosing. And if you’re like me you’ll treat life like an adventure excited by what each day will throw at you and what you will discover.

Just my thoughts!

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About the author: Larry Lewis
My name is Larry Lewis, Health & Wellness Life Coach, Founder of Healthy Lifestyles Living, contributor to the Huffington Post, recently featured in the Sunday Mail Newspaper and somebody who went from being an owner of a chain of gyms and fitness fanatic, to a visually impaired overweight and incredibly sick person. Read about my illness to wellness story.

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