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No matter how you have handled situations in the past – good or bad, how you handle the next obstacle is a choice you, and you alone, have the opportunity to make in the moment. Depending on how we observed others handle tough situations as a child, we often model their behavior as young adults especially if the behavior was successful. However, if the behavior was not successful, yet if we haven’t seen other options, we may not know how to handle difficult predicaments.
The true beauty you reveal during times of struggle is a choice. We all have the potential, the ingredients, to exude beautiful light. It starts with the belief that there is a solution for every problem, it just might not be a solution you would have expected. Once you accept that every problem can be solved, your creative wheels begin to turn, you begin to seek out help from those you trust, or books by authors who are reputable, and you refuse to give in.
Some dark moments are darker than others, and it might be that a bad choice has placed in you the situation you are in. In such an instance, use this as an lesson to never repeat the same mistake. The solution in this case may be to take your punishment and not be bailed out so as to not lose the lesson and forge a different path.
Whatever it is that turns the sunlight out for a moment in your life, beam brightly, dig in and solve it. The initial first step sometimes is the most difficult part, but once you get your hands dirty and start seeing gradual results you begin to realize that you can get back to the sunshine.