Sometimes, your worst moments put your priorities into perspective. Sometimes, your worst moments make you realize you need to make a change. Sometimes, your worst moments are turning points that can launch you in another direction.
Once you hit rock bottom, you can’t lie to yourself for any longer. You can’t keep pretending you’re okay. You can’t keep pretending the way you’ve been living is working. You have to make adjustments. You have to take a step back, take a look at what you’ve been doing wrong, and take initiative.
When you end up in a nasty argument with a toxic friend or family member, it might be the push you need to cut them out of your life forever.
When you end up getting in trouble with a boss you’ve wanted to walk away from for years, it might be the push you need to quit your job and pursue your dreams.
When you end up breaking up with the person you thought you’d spend forever alongside, it might be the push you need to move across the country or live on your own for the first time.
Your worst moments might be difficult to cope with at first, but they can end up inspiring the biggest, most beautiful changes. They can rocket your life into a completely new direction.
The next time something bad happens to you, you don’t have to look for the silver lining right away. You’re allowed to mope. You’re allowed to curse and cry and scream. You’re allowed to be upset about what has happened to you. You don’t have to skip past the grief stage because it’s an important part of the healing process.
But once you’re able to wipe away your tears and think clearly again, you have to remind yourself this might be the worst moment of your life, but it’s not the end of your life. This could be the beginning of your life, this could be the moment when you start fresh, when you start over.
Your worst moments are going to give you the courage to chase after what you’ve always wanted, because you have nothing left to lose. You might as well take risks. You might as well take a chance on yourself. There’s nothing stopping you anymore.
Losing your boyfriend or your best friend of your job might seem like the worst thing that’s ever happened to you right now. But looking back, it might be the best thing that’s ever happened to you.
Breaking up with someone now might leave you open to meeting the love of your life in the future. Losing your job now might give you a chance to work your dream job in the future.
That doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy to recover from your losses. You might have a rough time in between now and the future where you are happier than you’ve ever been before — but it’s important to remember the worst moments of your life are going to inspire the most significant changes.