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VOGUE JAPAN MAY 2016 ‘AFRICAN VIBRATION’
10.22.2016

LEMON & LIFE LESSONS


How do you find peace by avoiding life? You can’t!
It’s true what they say “When life throws you lemons, make lemonades and then find someone who has vodka and throw a party.” or, “When people throw stones at you, build a mansion with the bricks”

Always remember to fully accept the reality of what is. Life spins with unexpected changes every hour; so instead of avoiding it, take every change and experience as a challenge for growth. Either it will give you what you want or it will teach you what the next step is.
Remind yourself that everything in life is temporary.Nothing lasts. And just because life isn’t easy at the moment, doesn’t mean you can’t laugh. Just because something is bothering you, doesn’t mean you can’t smile. Every moment gives you a new beginning and a new ending. Focus on making tiny fixes. When nothing seems to be going right, even the most fundamental positive effort can make a significant difference. Times of great adversity are also times of great opportunity.

7004674693476179854751705035What separates successful people from everyone else is pure perseverance. Push yourself to take another step no matter what. Every mistake, heartbreak and loss contains its own solution, its own subtle lesson on how to improve your performance and outcome next time.
Use positivity, rather than letting negativity use you. There may not be an obvious reason to be positive today, but you don’t need a reason. Being positive is a strategy, not a response. The most powerful time to be positive is precisely when everything around you is not so positive.
Look for something small to appreciate. You may not have what you want, and you may be very hurt, but you still have more than enough to appreciate right now.
Give yourself the extra attention you need and deserve.Resisting and ignoring your own feelings and emotions does not serve you. It leads to stress, illness, confusion, broken relationships, fits of anger and bouts of deep, dark depression.

Now your turn – what helps you stay motivated when you’re stressed and struggling? What’s that positive quote or phrase you try to keep in mind when things are going wrongwhen everything seems to be going wrong? Share with me and my readers in the comments box below
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