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Fighting Back and Claiming Your Win

Many people look at the things I have achieved over the years and say I’m lucky to be where I am today. While luck might have played some role in my life’s journey and the victories I have earned over the years, my mindset and determination are what allowed me to overcome my setbacks and find true success.

No matter who you are or what you achieve in life, you have your own set of roadblocks to overcome if you would like to make your dreams a reality. The worst thing you can do is sit around and feel sorry for yourself because it won’t do any good. In fact, doing so will make it that much more difficult for you to escape from your situation, a path you don’t want to follow.

It’s important to fight for the things you want to achieve in life if you would like any hope of reaching your goals, and it’s not as hard as a lot of people would like to think. Too many people focus on things that are outside their control and get stuck in a negative mindset as a result. Instead of using that approach, consider the things that are within your control.

While reaching for your goals is important, don’t get so caught up in it that you forget to enjoy the moment. You only live once and must accept yourself as you are when your mission is to discover true joy. When you do that, you will find that life is much more enjoyable, and you can confront challenges with a smile on your face. You will experience small victories regardless of who you are. You will also face failures no matter how skilled you are, and mastering yourself is about choosing to focus on the positive aspects of your life.

When a setback pushes and tries to hold you down, don’t let it get the best of you. Instead of accepting defeat and giving up, you must bounce back and stand tall in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. Bouncing back is easier said than done, but you get better with time and effort. You will soon learn that you are the master of your fate and control the direction in which you go.

When you experience this profound realization and make it a way of life, you will understand you can achieve almost anything to which you set your mind. Take a few minutes to consider who you are and who you would like to be. Make sure you set goals for the right reasons, not because someone else thinks you should set them. Your next step is to implement a plan and celebrate each victory you earn along the way.

Learn more in my book, “Beyond Beauty: A Refugee’s Journey in Pursuit of Happiness”

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