Are you bigger than your troubles?

 “Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high. Look it squarely in the eye, and say, ‘I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.'”-Ann Landers

Good morning! When Ann Landers was asked to give advice about successful living, she shared the above quote, which I hadn’t heard until recently, when I read it in a book I received for Christmas.

When I read Ann’s words, I was filled with a feeling of: Yes!! That is what it takes to live our best life. We don’t shy from trouble, we stare it down.

As a business owner and an entrepreneur, I have lived this quote over and over again. There is nothing more rewarding than the day you realize that you have everything you need within yourself and are perfectly capable of overcoming whatever life throws your way. When we get to the place where we can welcome all of life-the good, the bad, and the ugly-with confidence, we know a peace beyond measure.

Your Turn:
Realize that we cannot run from trouble; it is an inevitable part of life. However, we can learn to rise above it. Welcome all of life’s experiences-the good, the bad, and the ugly. Challenge yourself to look these experiences in the eye and use them as catalysts to become the “very best” you can be.

Today’s Affirmation:
I am bigger than any troubles.


Are you bigger than your troubles? — 1 Comment

  1. In retrospect, some of the biggest “troubles” in my life have only, *really*, been catalysts to a much better life. I’ve learned so much from them, gotten my priorities straight and learned to be *greatful* each and every second. I’ve had 3 cancers and live with a life threatening chronic disease – but, you know what? If I hadn’t gone thru what I’ve gone thru, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. You can’t have a rainbow without the rain…..Keep Smiling thru the pain!!!

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