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Overcoming Life Challenges to Define Your Story

Nobody goes through life without ever having to face a challenge or two. Divorce, disability, illness and the loss of someone you love can all add up. However, instead of keeping you down, these unexpected events can actually help you achieve your dreams.

Getting back up and pushing yourself to succeed can seem daunting when you’re in the throes of life’s challenges. But it’s doable and something you have to do to lead a proud, fulfilling life. So, where do you begin? Right here, right now by following these steps:

climbing mountain Meet the challenge head on

Nothing will empower you like making an attempt to overcome adversity. When you succeed, you’ll know that you’re strong enough to achieve anything you set your mind to.

Surround yourself with talent

It’s hard to succeed without support from family and friends. So, find people you trust, tell them your story and ask them to help you start re-writing it.

Stay positive

Success is the product of a can-do, positive spirit. Find something good in every situation. Embrace it, and then use it to your advantage.

Understand your emotions

Emotions can be irrational, frightening and hard to define. But once you understand why you’re feeling a certain way, you can often identify why you’re acting the way you are, and then change it.

Change the narrative

If you tell yourself that you’re destined to stay down, and that the deck is stacked against you, you’ll likely stay down. So, it’s important to make your success a self-fulfilling prophesy.

Celebrate small successes

You might simply be applying for a job, going for a short run or completing a seemingly insignificant task, but celebrating these occurrences can build on your momentum.

Set tangible goals

Pushing yourself to succeed without a tangible goal can take you off path. So, set goals and stay focused.

There are many more things you can do to pick yourself up. Share your story with us by emailing it to We will post it up on our site, send you a free shirt and who knows, you might be able to help another person who has fallen on hard times.

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