Discouragement is a tough thing to deal with. Just when you think something is going well–maybe finally going your way–Discouragement finds a way of stepping in.
“Hi, remember me? I’m Discouragement. I’m here to make you bemoan your troubles, to doubt yourself, to generally make you not like yourself.”
I recently experienced discouragement…again. It’s not fun to deal with. If I’m not careful it will sap all my strength and energy.
What to do?
There’s a remedy. New Yorkers have a colloquialism:
I can only control what I can control. Find out what is the cause of the discouragement. If I can fix it, then fix it. If I can’t, then don’t sweat it. Stuff happens. If I can’t control it, don’t let it control me.
Discouragement will always try to diminish me. Conversely, it can also point to areas I can maybe grow and develop. Use it to my advantage.
Thank you, Discouragement, for giving me this opportunity to better myself.