Setbacks, disappointments and failures are inevitable and unavoidable in the game of life. We all get knocked off our high horses from time to time. It's called being human. But here's the thing, when life knocks you down, you don't have to stay down long. Instead, you can CHOOSE to get up and Bounce Back Stronger. Part of being victorious over life is learning how to get up, dust yourself off, rebuild and reconstruct your life stronger than it was before things fell apart or came undone. And how you rise from the rubble often displays your real character anyways.
Life happens to all of us, but you are NOT your setbacks, disappointments or failures. These things don't have to define you as a person, or limit the future you may create for yourself. They are merely stepping stones across the river of life, helping you get to another shore. I have been knocked down in my life more times than I care to admit, but I always manage to get back up and Bounce Back Stronger. Something inside of me won't ever let me give up and quit. I have this strong will to win, to succeed, to conquer and overcome anything life throws at me. And I'm truly grateful for this something, whatever it is, for it is this which keeps me moving forward and fighting like a champion day in and day out.
Things aren't always as they seem anyways. Sometimes the very things that knock us down contain hidden blessings which allow us the chance to triumph over ourselves. I think the point of challenges and struggles is to help us grow deeper roots so that we might one day stand firm like a tree. Anytime we overcome them, challenges and trials can give us strong foundations to build on, to stand firm against any of the storms life may throw at us.
How you triumph over setbacks and failures can set the tone for your entire life. The manner in which you handle what life throws at you determines ultimately if your life will be a success or a failure. Its always a choice though. Only you can decide if you will sprout once again out of the dirt with new life, or if you will sink into despair and become trapped in the irksome mud.
You have a warrior within you, who only wants to see you conquer and stand victorious on the battlefield of life. Whenever you feel like giving up or giving in, don't... Look to this warrior within for strength and courage. We are all stronger than we believe ourselves, or know ourselves to be. Choose to be a champion standing victorious in the ring, not a quitter lying broken and beaten on the ground. Winners win because they push themselves beyond normal limits. Always strive to find the silver lining in everything and new life will spring forth once again. I promise you, you CAN triumph over your setbacks and failures. You can survive and thrive once again and Bounce Back Stronger than you ever were before.
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