Quote of the day – Rock bottom builds heroes

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Happy Hump Day beautiful people! I hope you all are doing well this week! This week’s PositiviTea quote of the day is one that I’m sure a lot of you will be able to relate to. We’ve all had either a rock bottom like moment, or we’ve hit rock bottom for real! Some of us have even hit rock bottom more than once. But it’s all about how we get back up that makes the difference.

Now I know we all have heard the cliche saying, “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” It’s actually one of the most cliche sayings that are also true. You will go through so much to get to where you are supposed to be. You may lose multiple jobs. You might break off a ton of relationships! You might even slip into brief moment of depression because you feel like so many things around you are falling apart. Just know that it’s not the end!

So many heroes have hit rock bottom or have had rock bottom like things happen. Oprah was told she wasn’t good enough for her own show. Michael Jordan’s high school coach didn’t see his potential and cut him. Steve Jobs was ousted from Apple. Walt Disney’s former newspaper editor told him that he “lacked imagination”. Boy was he wrong. But just think about those people and how they must have felt by having failures so early in their careers. Sometimes those moments can really make a person feel like giving up. But like I said above, it’s about about how you get back up that makes the difference.

We can either take what we’re feeling at the time of failure and dwell on it. Or we can take what we’re feeling and use it as fuel to work harder, and prove all of those people wrong. One of the things that happens when someone has privilege all of their life, is that they never know what it feels like to fall. They never know what it feels like to get told no. Not hearing that early in your career could allow you to really fall into a pit of depression if you happen to hear it late in your career. But you can still recover. You can still get back in the game and be a hero like so many others. So go out there and don’t let your rock bottom situation hold you down. Just know there’s a lot more where that feeling comes from. Have a great day and don’t forget to spread some PositiviTea!

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