How do you pick yourself up and keep going when you feel defeated?
In sports you sometimes see a team come back from way behind to win the game, but in life this is hard. What do you do when you suffer so many set-backs? It could be a never-ending struggle to find work, or failed relationships - where do you find the strength to persevere, move on and ultimately succeed?
As I don't see life as a game anymore, the question never arises.
I am grateful just to be alive, to keep the dogs fed and warm...
As long as there is breath, there is hope, a chance...indeed the Zen Masters teach us, we live and die with every breath..hence life no matter how challenging it appears, has to be lived fully..
Physically: Try to keep your head up! (Shouldn't be too hard)
Psychologically: You will be fine from the above mentioned!
There's acouple different methods I use.. Questions to ask yourself.
1. Ask yourself. "What good would quiting do?" Is this a habbit I choose to start or do I want to prove the negative side of myself wrong?
2. Would the person I love, idolize, or that depends on me, be proud of me staying on the ground or root for me to pick myself up?
3. We fail so that we can learn.
4. Goals in life are important.
5. God never gives us more then we can handle. (if you believe in God that is)
Good luck! I wish you success!
As a typically negative person, it is quite hard to pick myself up when I'm feeling defeated. I have gone through periods of horrible emotional distress. In those moments, I felt like nothing was ever going to give. I felt that things could not possibly ever get better. But somehow, things always do get better.
Usually, I submit my problems to the Lord, and pray like hell. I try to hold on to the belief that everything happens for a reason. I lean on my family, and count my blessings. I try to view my failures as learning experiences and move on.
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