“The best way out is always through.”–Robert Frost
I am not sure if I’ve posted this quote before, but it seemed wonderful. “The best way out is always through” the situation, a sickness, life’s adversities. We are far too often humbled down by paralyzing situations and the “best” way out of it is, certainly, going through it. As difficult as it may be, going through the hazy storm–remember–there will be a sun shining once the storm has passed. These situations create the people we are. Our job is appreciating these situation, learning from them, noticing the knowledge it brings to us because it makes us stronger.
At times, I have courses that seem to be impossible, I am shaken to the core with the work load, but I come out learning. How about in bad relationships? Sometimes the best way out, so we don’t repeat the same situation–therefore learning what to look for–we must go through it. How about in apprentice jobs? You begin as an apprentice, much like life, and move your way up. You must first pay your dues as a learning student, then, you grow like a watered flower, blooming to fullness. How about debt? Often, we must go through it to get out of it. You soon realize that it is best to steer clear of buying more than you can truly afford. The same goes for food and alcohol consumption. Life is about balancing and we find ourselves in difficult circumstances because we’ve placed ourselves there. Other times, the circumstances find us, but weathering the storm is crucial to eliminate the haziness. You will get past it. You will surpass it, but do make a change for the better. There is no point in going through something if you decide to remain right in the middle of it. The point is finding the light at the end of the tunnel, not staying there. Vivian Greene once said, ““Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain” and while I agree with that, I don’t believe you need to remain in a current situation because the forecast is the same. Make a change for a better you.
Redundancy is bad and I apologize if I’ve done that in today’s quote.