Setbacks are Normal!!

Well I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far. It’s been good around our house so far, no kids have thrown any tantrums at least!! That was yesterday where I just couldn’t win for trying. If it wasn’t one daughter it was the other.  Today however all peace sems to have been restored and everyone is happy for the moment. I’m not having a great day pain wise so I’m doing something a little different with todays post. Today I wanted to put up a guest post.  A little while ago I met Adeyera who runs a blog called Overcoming Depression. He writes on depression and overcoming the things that set us back.  So I thought it would be nice to have him write a post . I know that I put up posts on depression or staying motivated often, but I think it’s important. It’s important because it’s so easy to allow setbacks to lead us down a road toward depression. So I hope you enjoy his post for today!

 Setbacks Are Normal Occurrences In Life’s Pursuits.

Setbacks are normal occurrences in life’s pursuits. They shouldn’t grind you to a halt. Zane Grey wrote, ‘These are the tests of greatness to bear up under loss, to fight the bitterness of defeat and the weakness of grief, to be a victor over anger, to smile when tears are close, to resist disease and evil men and base instants, to hate hate and to love love, to go on when it would seem good to die, to seek ever the glory and the dream, to look up with unquenchable faith to something even more about to be. These things any can do to be great’.

One of the greatest human qualities is that of becoming unstoppable! How do you become unstoppable? Simply by refusing to quit, no matter what happens. The idea is to resolve and to turn every stumbling block into a stepping stone. Abraham Lincoln said, ‘Success is going from failure to failure, without losing your enthusiasm.’

Lincoln’s life exemplifies this great principle. He went from failure to failure, yet he refused to lose his enthusiasms until he finally won. He failed in business in 1831; lost a legislative election in 1832; lost his wife in 1835; suffered a nervous breakdown in 1836; and was defeated in two other elections in 1838 and 1840. In 1843 and 1848, Lincoln failed to win a slot in congress. He lost another election into the senate in 1850. In 1856, he lost the election that would have made him the vice president of the United States.

Inspite of all these, Abraham Lincoln still was undaunted and unperturbed. He kept up his enthusiasms and kept on fighting. He contested election for presidency of the United States in 1860 and won. He became one of the best Presidents America ever had. Marva Collins said, Determination and perseverance move the world; thinking that someone else will do it for you is a sure way to fail

To succeed in life, once you have started from the scratch, you must keep on scratching, no matter what. Don’t ever give up or stop.

Name: Adeyera Sanya

Blog: http://overcomingdepression-editor.blogspot.com/

Thanks Adeyera! 

 As I’ve said before one of things that is so hard with all of this is trying to stay positive and to set your eyes on the end. It can be hard to understand that God will carry us through anything that we face, and that this is just a season in our lives. My wish is that if your dealing with depression, that you understand that you can overcome. No matter what your situation is you need to know that there are others that will be there for you!!

About Ross

My name is Ross and I want to welcome you to my site. I'm married to an amazing woman who is my best friend, and my soul mate all rolled up into one! I am the father of two very special girls who we adopted from China & Ethiopia. Together we make up one very multicultural family! In 2006 my life was turned upside down when I was diagnosed with CRPS/RSD. It was the start of a journey I never could have expected, and one that I couldn't fight without God. CRPS is a chronic pain disease and it started in my left hand. I lost mobility of my hand and started to experience pain unlike I ever could have imagined. Not to long after my left ankle became affected. I spent the better half of about a year not knowing what was going on in my body and traveling from doctor to doctor to find a diagnosis. As time went by I started learning more about CRPS and all its symptoms that it brings with it! As I started to learn more about CRPS I felt the growing need to share the information I was learning with others and to raise more awareness. As well I want this to be a place where we can connect and support one another. So I would encourage you to contact me if you want.
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2 Responses to Setbacks are Normal!!

  1. Erin says:

    I’ve got fibromyalgia and I agree that it’s very difficult staying positive on those really bad days. It’s nice to see that you’re writing about this even in the fact of chronic pain – so many just write about the difficulty and not the positives of life.

    BTW, I am your newest follower from the Weekend Wander. I’d love a follow back at Dropped Stitches. Thanks!!

  2. Megan says:

    Beautiful post. I think this is fitting for anything in life. Thanks for sharing!

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