Everyone Has A Struggle

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Well-Off And Still Struggling

Everyone has a different story. What might be pain for one person, is a pinch for another. But we must not judge and compare our struggles with one another. The moment that we start to analyze each other’s struggles, is the moment that we start minimizing others’ pain. Everyone has a struggle that is unique to their specific situation.

It becomes a waste of your time and energy if you start to live your life by comparing your suffering with others’. The magnitude of one’s struggles is not equivalent to any other person’s. Every person is dealing with different problems and circumstances that are unique to them.

Many people are well-off and still struggling more than others. Many wealthy people are simply miserable: they often suffer from insecurities, depression, lack of purpose and even suicidal ideations. Never judge a book by its cover, and that applies to wealthy people as well. It doesn’t matter how rich one is; mental health has no boundaries.

There are many wealthy people who are born into wealth and become depressed. They will tell their psychiatrists, “I have no purpose in life. What are my skills? I don’t have any. I was just born into money and I don’t contribute anything to this world.” It’s not their fault that they were born into money, but this is an example of how wealth does not always deliver happiness.

Many peoples’ struggles have nothing to do with having a mental illness. Some are handicapped, paralyzed, are living from paycheck to paycheck, dealing with a nasty divorce or even family deaths. Mental health almost always ties in to some extent, but do not think that everyone who is struggling has a mental illness.

What matters most is to not judge others! You never know what someone is going through, until they tell you themselves. One area in which we can all improve in is to listen more effectively and to care more about others; this is often underperformed.

One of the ways that this world will unite and effectively tackle mental health problems, is by careful listening to each others struggles. It’s not all about you! When we practice empathy, we practice caring and become more understanding of each other’s struggles. Regardless of what is happening in the world, you can always make a difference by taking the lead and demonstrating love and care for your neighbor.

Through The DSM Ready Community, we are slowly making this world a better place!

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Running Away from Challenges

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Don’t Make Excuses, Make Improvements

Many people do not learn to live up to their full potential. It is not because of the lack of opportunities. It is because they are presented with challenges! Opportunities always present themselves, whether one admits it or not. Life always gives us a chance to better ourselves!

But due to different environments which we are born and raised in, different upbringings and schools of thought, not every person capitalizes on an opportunity. Two similar folks may be presented with the same opportunity, but one anxiously jumps on it while the other kicks rocks.

Whenever someone complains of lack of opportunities in life, they are just making excuses rather than improvements. What holds them back from grabbing an opportunity is their mindset. Whatever the circumstances of their environment, they still have the inner strength to say “yes, I will jump on this.” But the key is to get in touch with this inner strength.

A common mistake many people make is that they run away from challenges; they view them as laboring and time-consuming obstacles rather than opportunities for improvement. But to succeed in life is to suffer through all kinds of twists and turns. There is no way around it.

The more that you run away from challenges, the more difficult it will be for you to ever accept them in the future. You are training your mind to only work at a certain level; whenever a challenge presents itself, your mind has been automated to decline the greater work requirement.

But the more that you accept challenges, the better you will get at working through them and the easier it will become to handle them in the future. Mastering challenges improves your confidence and potentially your success level. They give you strength along the way, allowing you to become better equipped for future opportunities.

Therefore, stop making excuses and start making improvements!

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