When you're feeling low or in a difficult place, it can be easy to feel like this is the way things are always going to be. You get this blinkered view where you can't see the future. In fact, you can't even see the good things that are happening in the preset. You can't see anything beyond with what is wrong with now— and any solutions seems impossible or too insignificant to actually be worth taking. You have to be careful with that feeling, because it's so easy to rot in it. So instead, you need to remember that 'this too shall pass'. And, whether you believe it or not, the best is yet to come.
Because things do change. What seemed like an impossible scenario at one point is nearly forgotten a few years later. But you need to open yourself up to the possibility that they will get better. Open yourself up to solutions instead of picking them apart and trying to find reasons that they won't work. Instead, focus on hope and possibility. And remember what you're fighting for— remember where you want to be five years from now and use that to push you through everything. Remember where you want to be every day, when things feel too hard and you've forgotten what you're working for.
The future is absolutely full of options. There are amazing days and events and achievements ahead of you that you can't even imagine right now. You may not end up where you expected but, if you keep believing it can happen, then you'll see that great things are out there in your future.
"Don't look back- you're not going that way."
"Have faith in your journey. Everything had to happen exactly as it did to get you where you're going next!"
"Be loyal to your future, not your past."
"You'll never get anywhere if you go about what-iffing like that."
"Unsuccessful people make decisions based on their current situation. Successful people make decisions based on where they want to be."
"Anything could happen."
"The past is where you learned the lesson. The future is where you apply the lesson."
"Do something today that your future self will thank you for."
"If it's both terrifying and amazing then you should definitely pursue it."
"Once upon a time you were a little girl with big dreams that you promised you'd make real one day. Don't disappoint yourself."
"Breathing dreams like air."
"Ten years from now, make sure you can say that you chose your life, you didn't settle for it."
"What a wonderful though it is that some of the best days of our lives haven't happened yet."
"And so the adventure begins."
Today is the first day of the rest of your life. But here's the thing— every day is the first day of the rest of your life. Every day you have a change to set things up for a better future. And the future will be better. You just need to think about how much your life has changed to see that. If you look at how things were a few years ago, you'll see obstacles you never thought you would overcome, stresses that kept you up at night. But many of those things will just fall by the wayside with time.
And the other thing about time? It makes you stronger. It makes you wiser. All of the mistakes you've made and difficult situations you've had to pul yourself through, they've set you up to be a smarter, stronger person. You've learned so many lessons that you can apply to the future. If you pay attention and learn from your mistakes, then every day you can become a better version of yourself.
So make sure to look up from what is happening right now. Stop sweating the small stuff and start focusing on those long term goals. That big picture. Because there's so much amazing stuff waiting for you out the in the future— but you have to look up to see it.
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