Turn your wounds into wisdom, your hurt into healing and your breakdown into a breakthrough.

Dear Self,

When life gets hard, it’s easy to crawl into bed, hide under the covers and wait for it to pass you by. It’s easy to think you’re not capable or you’re not good enough you just don’t deserve.

Things might really suck right now. It might feel like the darkest of the dark hours you can see. It may be the worst day, week or year of your life. And all you want to do in this world is just give up, to think that you’re worthless. Let me tell you, self, in these moments, you are wrong. You are completely and totally wrong in every sense.

You are good enough. You are smart enough. You are capable enough and you are more than qualified to conquer whatever the world throws at you. And I promise you that one day… one day you’re going to look back on this point in life and laugh. As a distant memory you’re going to be so grateful that you stuck it out and you kept going, even when every bone in your body was telling you to not.

So if you’re in need of some motivation, look no further.

It takes time to build success. It might be human nature to see someone find success and imagine it as this spontaneous emergence for them that came over night. Simply put, that’s not the case. It takes days, weeks, months, years even, of consistent work, of a desire to make small changes day after day.

Each day that you’re struggling, each day that you just don’t want to try any longer, you’re building your strength and resilience by putting one foot in front of the other. If you keep going despite any setbacks you might face, you’re going to turn into one powerful human being. You might not see it now, but it’s being built inside of you, like the Rocky Mountains that took thousands of years to seemingly reach the sky. Now you look at them and it’s as if you never saw a sight so beautiful. Don’t just conquer your mountains, make your own.

Only the weak quit. And they do quit all the time. So if you continue on and defeat that urge to quit, you’re going to reap the rewards of new opportunities left open by those weak minded souls that quit along the way. You’re not weak, so make sure that you’re ready to take advantages of those opportunities when they’re presented.

Even the biggest of blunders, even the worst of mistakes, even the most down of days, they beat the hell out of not ever trying. Because as long as you’re trying, you’re not allowing your fear to hold you back.

I can’t stress this enough, self, JUST KEEP GOING. Turn your wounds into wisdom, turn your hurt into healing and turn your breakdown into a breakthrough.

51 thoughts on “Turn your wounds into wisdom, your hurt into healing and your breakdown into a breakthrough.

      1. An Excellent post and some excellent advice I saved this to read when I get discouraged or get writers block. The one thing I can’t escape is the loss of my spouse & soulmate how do you take 34 years of living with a person & sharing a special bond. I still haven’t escaped the emptiness, & the shattered heart, & love that was torn from your chest leaving a large empty space, where so many memories of where love grew & walked. The laughter & tears we shared, now turned to tears of pain & sorrow. People say it will get easier with time, I say the emptiness left by Chris’s death will never get easier I took up blogging & writing as a distraction so the tears don’t come every day all day. The emptiness & suffering eases just a little. Forgive the little vent & thanks again fora very inspiring & supportive blog.

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      1. Ahhhhhh been through Nordegg many times over the years. Or, I should say past it? There isn’t much there except a few long driveways and two buildings. Haha

        That would be a really remote place to grow up

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    1. So I just went and read your Nordegg story but it says ‘Comments are closed’.

      I had no idea there used to be a mine there. I’ve been there several times… (to a bible camp – never for bible camp but for staff retreats and fishing and such) but I’ve never heard of the mine.

      That was a really sad story. Hard to believe with what’s there now that there is so much history in that town.

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