When life doesn’t go the way you want it to, it really sucks. And it can be really hard to recover from it. I’ve had many things in my life now that have caused me great stress and/or disappointment. Each time, at first I get upset and wonder why, even with all my hard work and responsible nature, I have to go through it. However, at the same time, now I appreciate the fact I have gone through such difficult times and struggles. I think as a result I am better equipped to deal with the hard times than people who haven’t gone through the experience. I also think I am a better person as a result and can better help others when they go through similar situations.
Now when I get stuck with a difficult situation, I give myself a day or so to feel upset. Then, I start figuring out what I need to do to move past it. I start looking for new options or figure out a solution to whatever problem it is instead of sitting around and feeling sorry for myself. I also don’t get quite as upset as I did in the past and come back from the disappointment faster. I think overall my attitude toward life’s problems tends to be more positive, and that’s a good thing.
I’m actually writing through this as I’m going through another one of life’s struggles (I may write about it in a later post once I get to post-graduate life and my personal experience with the job search), and although I’ve had a pretty terrible day I feel a lot more calm than I have in past tough situations. This post ends the series of “Keep Your Head Down” posts and provides my viewpoint of what I’ve gained through the struggles I went through for that year and a half. I guess the take away point matches the title, “Never giving up all my life” – a random English line from Tohoshinki’s song “Android.” Although I, or you, will go through many struggles in life, you keep rolling with the punches and deal with it. Dwelling on how you wish things could have been will not get you past the situation; the most you can do is figure out a new solution of how to reach your goals.