There will be times in your life when you feel an insurmountable burden of pain and pressure. Your mind will be driven to the edge by stress, deceived by the utopia you always imagined. You’ll feel so sick of holding everything together, so tired of the balancing act — you swear one more ounce will push you over the cliff. And no matter what you do, it just feels like you’re fighting against a stone wall, stubborn and unyielding: Nothing is going your way. And the sad thing is that you used to believe, but recently, believing seems like a distant memory and a far-fetched dream, for we’re in the real world now. And the real world laughs at believing and scorns being true to what you believe in. Everything is different and at times, you stick out like a sore thumb. The real world is all about conforming and giving in and selling out. Isn’t that how it seems?
Wherever you are or whatever place you stand, Don’t give up. Do not let a few seconds of temptation succumb over your countless time and effort. There is a reason you held on for so long. There is a reason that you fought so hard. And when you win, which I promise you will, this victory will make you stronger than any obstacle that dares to ever face you again. Through the pain and suffering, you will gain courage and strength. You will be granted a power greater than any hardship. And at times, you will stick out. Like a sunflower in a bed of weeds. Do not become wilted and weak-willed like the weeds, which bring down and suck the life out of anything that gives in easily.
Be strong. Appreciate hardships. Fight for what you believe. There is beauty in the times that we persevere and overcome our struggles. Learn and grow and believe that whatever happens is meant to be. In a world of doubt and skepticism, unconditionally challenge yourself to always trust, always believe.
“The one that is meant for us is going to be the hardest to get, the hardest to keep, and the hardest to accept because through all that the love will grow stronger. Love wasn’t made to be easy, otherwise we wouldn’t end up with the right person. We would end up with the first one who comes along. By struggling we single out the wrong ones and realize who really is the one.”—