Don't even take me there, thinking about the many setbacks I've had in my life. I know, we all have them. And have you ever wondered why they happen? I have. I agree with the above saying, that setbacks don't last forever. But I do believe that how you deal with setbacks can have lasting impact on the outcome of your life.
After all, is it the actual event or achievement in life that matters or is it the eventual person you become that matters? What about the many men and women who achieve amazing things in their lives, but then crash and burn at some point? Was it because they weren't able to deal with those temporary setbacks constructively?
"In your life there have to be challenges… they will either bring you
closer to God and therefore make you stronger, or, they can destroy you.
But you make the decision of which road you take.” --F. Enzio Busche
I recently read a post about how a young boy was sexually abused for a period of time by an uncle whom he trusted. Of course he went through horrible torment, even after he was able to finally tell someone, see him convicted, and get counseling. But he decided that he was going to be the author of his story, and not let a series of unfortunate and tragic events dictate what happened to him. He is an example of transcending setbacks and not letting the setback dictate who you are. Don't be fooled. It is hard work and even the most gifted and intelligent people can't seem to let their setbacks go. We like to hang on to them, nurse them and actually use them as excuses for bad behavior. I'm thinking right now of Michelle Rodriguez, who is a star in 'The Fast And Furious' movies. Apparently, she went on a partying spree that lasted for months. She used the death of Paul Walker as the catalyst for that whole rampage. OK....but on the other hand, just today, Vin Diesel, who was most likely closer to Paul than anyone on that set, showed another way to deal with that loss.
Another example is that major money-making, famous series, 'Twilight'. Apparently it was rejected 14 times before it was ever published. Talk about setbacks!
So remember, the next time you go through a rough patch, know that you can choose how to deal with it and that it can either help you grow or can be your eventual un-doing!
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