Life can be hard sometimes. We can fight with our family and friends. We can fail a big test. We can not get the job we want. We can be frustrated with life in general. But there has always been one piece of advice that I received from one of my teachers back in my freshman year of High School that I have always kept with me, and that is to "Pick it up and Drive on".
It might sounds silly and / or stupid, but when you think about it, the best way to deal with something is to face it head on, accept what has happened, pick it up with you for the rest of your life, embrace it, and drive forward in your life, and hope that with that failure or whatever happened to you, it can make you an overall better friend, family member, neighbor, or human being.
Like I said, I got this piece of advice from my freshman Earth Science teacher, who was in the Army, and he would use this mantra to get him through the really tough times during the war. He used it all the time in class about if someone failed a quiz or test, or if the notes were really long that day. It has inspired me, and I follow it a lot, when times aren't exactly up to par.
So you don't make a team, hit the weight room and go after it next season. So you don't get the job you interviewed for, don't harp about it, work hard and make it impossible to for them to pass up on you again. So you didn't get asked out on a date by the 'love' of your life. Big deal, get in line. Work hard to make yourself irresistible to another man or woman. So you failed a quiz or test, study twice as hard and go for extra-help before or after school, to get that grade that you want. Life just isn't going to come bite you on the ass, you have to go get after it. And if you truly want it, then you will do whatever it takes to get it done.
You have to realize that EVERYONE'S Life takes turns for the better and also for the worst. You also have to realize that only you have the power to dictate how your life is going to go. Only you can write the script to the movie of your lifetime.
What piece of wisdom gets you through the night? Is a favorite quote from a book, a movie, a song?
Peace and Love,
Quotes of the Day: "All great achievements require Time" - Maya Angelou
"Always desire to learn something useful" - Sophocles
"Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life" - Seneca