Life Isn’t Always Easy

You cannot avoid pain, but you can chose to overcome it.” – Paulo Coelho

I believe most would agree with me that life isn’t always easy and some of you would agree that if it is easy, it wouldn’t be fun and exciting. I like the part that life isn’t always easy; in fact I will grow to love all the challenges that life throws at me eventually. It is human nature that at times I would still grumble a little. However, I am grateful for every challenges that had come my way and they provided me with the opportunity to better myself. There were times when I doubted myself and thought that I couldn’t do it. But time and again, I proved to myself that I could actually do it. When we focus on what we can do, the challenges will eventually work out.

How about you, were there times when you doubted your own ability to overcome challenges that came your way? Did you also focus on what you could do and eventually the challenges worked out? We may not be able to overcome every challenges always … at least not at the initial stage when we meet it.

But as the saying goes, “We will not be dealt with any challenges which are too big for us to handle.” I believe and trust in that. Challenges are but invisible steps which we must take towards our destination. Taking each step requires Faith as the step would only show itself when we have already taken it. Just as what Steve Job said in his first story about ‘connecting the dots,’ we wouldn’t know where we are heading until we look back and connect the dots. Thus, the truth of the matter is we wouldn’t know exactly where we are heading a lot of times and that is where we make mistakes along the way. Just keep the Faith and keep moving!

Life isn’t always easy and it is not supposed to be easy also but that is where all the excitements are! Quoting from Jim Rohn:

Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.

Life Isn’t Always Easy

Life can be unfair at times
When you must maintain Faith
And Never Let Go.

It is especially during the difficult times
That you must live your life
To its fullest potential.
Those are the times to Triumph
Over circumstances
With Hope and Courage.

Life isn’t always easy,
But if you keep Going and Persevere
To the very best of your Ability,
You will gain Strength to manage
The new Challenges ahead.

Each Goal that you reach
Is another important Step Forward.

Believe that there are
Bright and wonderful days
Ahead for you and you will find them.

Mary A. Rothman

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11 thoughts on “Life Isn’t Always Easy

    1. Symphony of Love Post author

      @ Dora, indeed, there are many hurdles to overcome and there is actually a great sense of achievement in going over each hurdles.

      @ VanillaSeven, I agree with; it would be pretty boring if life is lacking of challenges.

      @ Jenny, thank you for dropping by. I am glad that you have found strength in what you had been through. I did too.

  1. Hilary

    Hi BK .. that’s so true .. but if as you say we persevere and keep going we will overcome ..

    The poem rings so true .. “Life isn’t always easy” .. and I like your sentence: If we focus on what we need to do .. the challenges will work out” ..

    So be it .. too true .. thanks .. we often need to settle down and focus and move forward .. Thanks – have a good week .. Hilary
    .-= Hilary´s last blog ..Will we watch 101 Dalmatians when we’re 90 or when we’re 84 =-.

    1. Symphony of Love Post author

      @ Hilary, good to see you here again my friend. Yes, I could immediately relate to the poem when I first read it in a bookstore. Settling down, focus and moving forward could probably be a very important thing that everyone can do and yet many are holding on and ‘choosing’ not to move on.

  2. jacqueline

    Dearest sweet sweet bk, this wonderful reminder of “When we focus on what we can do, the challenges will eventually work out.” came in such a good time!! Thank you so much for this sweet reminder of a wonderful sentiment. I totally agree with you that life isn’t always easy and we do encounter obstacles.
    Oh yes there are sooo many times that i doubted my own ability to overcome challenges that came your way ~ but keeping my faith and trying to focus on what i can do have help immensely! I hope your stay here in Kuala Lumpur is wonderful and the heat isn’t too much for you to handle. Have a lovely merry happy week and lots of love to you!
    .-= jacqueline´s last blog ..My nap mojo =-.

    1. Symphony of Love Post author

      @ Jacqueline, it surely helps to focus on what we can do. I am have a great stay here in KL. The heat is not giving me a hard time really. It is about the same in Singapore too. Wishing you a lovely merry happy week and lots of love to you too!

  3. meleah rebeccah

    How about you, were there times when you doubted your own ability to overcome challenges that came your way? Oh absolutely! More often than not! Did you also focus on what you could do and eventually the challenges worked out? YES indeed. And I find it even more satisfying!
    .-= meleah rebeccah´s last blog ..Just A Quick Update =-.

  4. Lisa's Chaos

    How true! Although at times it feels the load is too much and I cannot go on, I still find myself going day after day. And you’re right, if all was perfect, and easy, well we really wouldn’t appreciate it like we do after a challenge or two.
    .-= Lisa’s Chaos´s last blog ..supportive =-.