Life Has Many Good Parts, but It’s the Hard Parts That Make You Thankful

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You have to change the chip.

The reality you experience is 10% what happens to you and 90% what you do about it.

Don’t blame the game. Blame the player.

You get sick.

Your partner leaves.

Your loved ones die.

And you feel powerless.

Don’t blame the game. Blame the player.

Whatever happens in your life.

Don’t blame the game. Blame the player.

I know it’s not fair. But it is what it is: the fastest way to get out of the hole.

I want you to be strong

I want you to be prepared

I want you, big

I want to see you win

But for that,

You have to take responsibility for your reactivity.

The worst-case scenario can be your best-case scenario.

Guess what? Life often sucks. But you already know that. You’ve been on this earth long enough to have noticed.

Life is like a walk in a park that’s not very nice. During the walk, you get attacked by dogs, chased by strangers, have your wallet stolen, and sometimes get beaten up.

And then you come home in sh*t. And that’s not the worst of it. The worst thing is that you will have to walk through the park again tomorrow.

Yes. I know, it’s a bad scenario. But it can be your best-case scenario.

Let’s reverse the roles.

No. I’m not telling you to go to the park, bite dogs, chase strangers, steal wallets, and beat people up.

You have to change the chip, and when you see a dog coming, control your reaction so that instead of smelling your fear, it smells your love. And the dog will pass by your side, wagging its tail.

Who knows, maybe the dog owner notices your beautiful smile and invites you to go out 🙂

Don’t run away from those who chase you. Maybe it’s someone who needs something from you. Or you dropped something from your pocket and want to give it back to you.

Who knows, maybe it’s an old school friend whose life has changed his appearance so much that you don’t recognize him. And perhaps you resume that old friend over a cup of coffee.

Don’t let your wallet get stolen; be polite and firm. Seek dialogue and empathy. And if you still get robbed. You’ll know that you tried to solve the problem and always kept your cool.

When someone attacks you, the first thing to do is to run. But if that is not possible, you will have to defend yourself. When you do it, things change. Bullies are cowards.

It’s all a metaphor.

  • Dog = control your fear. Fear paralyzes you and prevents you from enjoying your journey to the fullest.
  • Persecutor = don’t take things for granted. Stay open to changes and surprises; don’t shy away from them.
  • Thief = Use your education and empathy. This way, you can get that raise you deserve or get someone to understand that you don’t have time to do the x or g thing.
  • Mugger = In life, you must run away from problems that don’t concern you: toxic people, dependent relationships, abusive bosses, etc. But when there is a problem, tragedy, or illness that you can’t run away from, you must never give up. You have to fight like Leonidas at the battle of Thermopylae.

SPARTANS! What is YOUR profession? HA-OOH! HA-OOH! HA-OOH!

Bad times, happy times

Sometimes, you suffer a cataclysmic defeat, and life seems like a death warrant. But it’s not.

Please turn on your heels and face the adversity, looking it in the eye. Show the universe your power.

You are stardust. You are a f*cking miracle.

Haruki Murakami has this awaken quote,

“And once the storm has passed, you won’t remember how you did it or managed to survive. You won’t even be sure if the storm is over. But one thing is for sure. You won’t be the same person who went in when you came out of the storm. That’s what this storm is all about.”

That’s what this is all about

Bad times are part of the game. Without them, we would not grow.

  • There is no spiritual growth if you haven’t had a tough time.
  • If you don’t get beaten down by life, learn to be humble, and stop thinking you know it all, there is no intellectual growth.
  • There is no emotional growth if you don’t know what it’s like to be heartbroken. And you begin to treat others as you would like to. But above all, you begin to love yourself and not leave your self-esteem in the hands of others.

Bad times shape us like the sculptor shapes the stone.

And that’s why the Bad Times makes us grateful. We are more intelligent, spiritual, and emotionally resilient because of them.

Remember, the storm comes without warning. But it’s up to you to decide how to deal with it.

Let’s dance in the rain.


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