There is an old saying that goes “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” The most successful people in this world are not the ones who got the lucky breaks. The most successful men and women are the ones who came back after tough setbacks better and stronger than they were before.
One of the biggest challenges when life gets tough is the temptation to give in, to say “the hell with it.”
That is the coward’s way out.
The harder road to take is to pull yourself up by your bootstraps, take an honest look at what you have and what you need and fill in those gaps accordingly. It takes real humility to take stock of what we have and what we lack.
This is what separates those who succeed from those who fail. One of the most important traits in any entrepreneur is having a circle of trusted friends around to help with making important decisions. Lately, some of my friends have not been around. This is something that happens when there is a lot of turmoil in a person’s life.
When life hands you lemons, you find out really fast who your friends are.
The reality is that we all have our own problems. When our friends are not in a good place we have a choice to make. We can reach out or we can withdraw. We have the ability to help someone who cannot make lemonade for themselves to see that there is always hope even on the darkest days.
No matter what goes on in life, no matter how difficult the challenges may be, giving up and quitting is never the solution. The answer can be right around the corner. It can be in a friendly text message or an encouraging email.
Have you encouraged anyone today?