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Why is it when we work toward our dreams and goals, it seems like they are so far away? What can we do to reach those goals and dreams without feeling like we are only taking steps backward? People always tell me: just stay positive and good things will come to you. However, as we all know, that is easier said than done, right? I am hopeful that things will just work themselves out, regardless of how hard I am working. What goals and dreams do you have? Maybe you just don't have the right help in accomplishing them because you haven't looked at all of the angles. I try my best to look at the big picture and figure out what I will need exactly in order to accomplish my goals and dreams, whether they are short term or long term. So, what do you need to accomplish yours? Who will you ask for help? How can you help yourself?
People tell me: just pray; God will take care of you. But, it's hard to focus on that when it doesn't feel as if it's helping much. Have you heard the saying, "When life hand you lemons, you make lemonade,"? Well, I've been making a lot of lemonade lately. We have to wonder why it is that many of the "middle class" is struggling to just stay content. Does anyone else feel this way? I hope someday we all get the chance to feel secure in our lives and in whatever circumstances we are given. But, for now, we continue to have to work hard for what we want, which in my case is financial freedom because I don't know about any of you but I hate living paycheck to paycheck. It isn't fun and I don't get to do any of the things that I like to do without having to worry if my bills will be paid next month. So, I started looking for ways to help supplement my income, playing online games, taking surveys, but I was getting little to nothing and when I did get something it was like $0.50. Definitely not going to help with that financial freedom. So, I am trying to trust in God, do my praying, and just keep moving forward with the hope that someday, with all of the good I do for others, someone or something will come along and do good for me too.
If you feel like you're taking three steps forward and five steps backward, I understand that feeling and I know exactly how frustrating that is. When we are struggling to find the positive things in life, it is easy to give up. When I am feeling this way, I lean on the people closest to me, my friends and family. I use their encouragement and guidance to get through the tough times and look forward to better times coming in the future. Hopefully, in the near future. My friends and family are my backbone and have been there for me through so much, hopefully, you all have some type of support as well.
So, here's where I stand. Life will give you lemons; I've learned to just squeeze them out and stomp on them! Ha! What I am trying to say is that even though we all go through rough times, we have so much to be thankful for and it's okay to have a bad day. But after that bad day, we are to get up, pull on our big-girl/boy pants, and get to work. We make the best of what we're given and we move forward. A good word for this is resiliency. Children are great with being resilient, but adults, we are stuck in our ways and it's hard to be resilient when we are stubborn. I hope that someone out there finds this helpful. I just felt the need to get it down on the screen that even though I am struggling and you may be too, everything will be okay. We will get through. We will accomplish our goals and dreams, and we will continue to crush those lemons! :)