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It Is Your Strength

Your Struggles Are Your Strength

If you have a rough life, do not let that define who you are or what you can become. Those experiences can become your strengths if you don’t wallow in self-pity. What you have survived makes you stronger and brings out talents you didn’t know you had. Your life reveals your strengths!

Are you on welfare, great! Use that time and money to make sure that you get off it and never return. Being on welfare is not a sign of defeat unless you allow it. What I have found, experienced and witnessed is that it takes brains, endurance, self-control and good money management skills to survive welfare. Have a low paying job – use it to motivate yourself to improve your skills or get more education. Use your time in that low paying job to gain skills and overcome any weaknesses you have.

Some people will try to make you feel inferior for being in your situation. Don’t let them! Yes, you have a problem, but you have a brain, use it! Trying to figure out what changes you need to improve your life, ask for help.

You are not the only one to have been in your situation. Many of the stars you admire, people you see on TV, social media, or in the movies, have been on welfare or had a low paying job. Look them up and use their experiences to guide you because many of them have written the escape manual! Knowledge and wisdom is right at your fingertips through the library or your cell phone.

If you never heard this expression, listen up: “God bless the child that’s got his own.” There is no better feeling in the world than being able to pay your own way. There is nothing like coming home after a long day’s work, closing and locking YOUR door and knowing that no one has a key to come in and disturb your peace of mind!

And know that when you make these moves, others will not be happy. They won’t like the new you and will do everything in their power to get you back to being just like them. If you don’t do the work on you, you won’t make improvements. Moving out of your current situation will take more strength and stamina than you know you have. But the struggle is worth it, to get out of your situation!

Look at a caterpillar struggling to get out of its cocoon; it immerges as a beautiful butterfly. But it doesn’t get to be that butterfly without a struggle; it’s the struggle that gives it its strength. The caterpillar must go off by itself; it has to be willing to do the work to become a butterfly. When it emerges, its beauty is admired and praised, but not while it is inside the cocoon.

Do the work, believe in yourself, use the strength that is inside of you and you will succeed.