Loss, simply put, is never easy. Loss challenges us at our very core, testing the strength of our foundation. Loss is heartbreaking. It’s disappointing and painful, but how we ultimately handle loss is what empowers us to move forward, do better, and work harder.
When every day feels like it’s been one failure after another, don’t give up. Don’t let yourself succumb to defeat. All the progress you’ve made and the hours you put in will pay off. When you gather your inner strength from within, you can overcome anything if you put your mind and heart into it. When life deals you a rough hand, there’s something coming your way that’s even better. For every time you fall short, you bounce back the next time.
The greatest win is standing up taller than ever before, no matter how hard of a hit you took. You are unstoppable; no one and nothing can get in your way.
With every experience, you will come out the other side stronger and more prepared for whatever life throws at you. Know it’s never easy to lose something or someone that means the world to you. However, the solace is knowing you will learn how to live your best life through your own determination. You will be okay.
Life isn’t always kind. But promise me this—you will be kind to yourself, for there are far better things to come. Your time will come. All those difficult days and nights, all the times you couldn’t hold back your tears, and all the moments you didn’t have the willpower to give anymore will culminate in something greater than you can imagine, and the victory will be sweet.
Your strength will shine through for everyone to see, and that is something that’s yours to own, and only yours.
Every time life tries to pull you under the surface, rise up higher. Reach further. Fight harder. Whatever it is that’s holding you back from attaining your full potential—all the chains of fear and anxiety and uncertainty—tear it off. Become the best you can be for yourself.
Don’t forget your past—understand and accept that the previous chapters are over. Take that history, then flip the page and start anew. Make peace with it. Take control of your life again—you’ve earned it.