“Never curse your crises, never give up, learn through your setbacks, set a short bounce-back time.” These are the phrases I have become extremely familiar with in the last 6-7 months. My personal life has been a rollercoaster, especially in the last few months of the last year. Don’t get me wrong, the issues I had to deal with definitely could have been much worse. However, it is an understatement to say that the struggle was real. I have been through a rough time in my previous relationship, followed by a break-up. At the same time, we have been working on launching this blog together with our Instagram page and I have been also preparing to launch my other business here in the UK. Not to mention that these few months were also the first few months of my university studies here in UK. I want to dedicate this article to every single one of you who feels like things are getting insane, who is struggling and who is looking for ways to break through the roadblocks life has prepared for us. You’ve got this!
The ending of the last year might’ve been arguably the hardest time of my life. I finished my high school as a valedictorian, I have had a conditional offer to one of the greatest universities in the world and I was set to go the traditional way to my success. However, in few weeks after my graduation, things started falling apart. I have learned that my high school final exams have gone worse than I expected and even some of my internal assessments that have been marked by my school teachers internally as excellent, have been remarked externally as almost failures. Nobody really understood what happened, but that is not what the university admissions cared about. So there I was, “happy” that the university of my second choice has admitted me to study there. Back then I tried to tell myself that it was only a minor issue and that I would get to that amazing university for masters. What I didn’t realise was that this was a blessing from the heavens. I will explain why later in the text.
At that point, I was in a relationship with a girl whom I loved, but we were having issues. More specifically, I thought that we had issues in terms of our “existential opinions”. I think that’s what I called it. Anyways, the issue in my head was essentially that I wanted to work hard, hustle and change the world and she wanted to chill and enjoy life. What I didn’t understand back then was that our ideologies weren’t what has led to our issues, it was the way we communicated these to each other. In short, we ended up breaking up after a few weeks spent here at university.
Furthermore, at this same time, I spent hours every day working on this blog and on our Instagram page with my friend. In addition to which, I was also working on launching my other business here in the UK. This all happened during my first weeks here at uni – not to metion the process of getting used to the new university environment. These provided me with a huge challenge, which made my “struggle” even worse. Many people laughed at me and doubted my path, many told me I should focus on my studies and just go with my life. During these times, I finally started slowly understanding what people mean by the “entrepreneurial pain.” All of these issues, these emotional pains led to some slight health issues of mine. I have been always prone to skin issues with acne – I got rid of these during my high school so I thought I’d never have to deal with that again. Well, I was wrong. From my experience, one of the most important factors that influence acne is your emotional state. How come? Hormones. So during these times, I also started developing skin issues on my face, which as you can imagine, killed my confidence back then. I am still dealing with the cyclical effects of that. In my case, acne is something that doesn’t simply come and go. If it comes, it stays for long before it goes away. And by long, I mean months, even years. It is a contemporary fight.
Even though I had all of these issues, I kept going. I decided to focus on myself and myself only. I decided to focus on my personal development. Why? Because that was what I found necessary to overcome my struggle and to start walking towards my dreams once again.
In addition to that, I had people around me that believed in me. I had my parents, my friends, my mentor and my business team. The people I had around me helped me enormously, even though they might not realise that. I could boast around that I made it through because of my inner strengths or my strong character, but the simple truth is that I am extremely lucky. I have the people who support me no matter what in my life, which I am incredibly grateful for.
What was the greatest motivation that kept me going? What is the bottom line? It was my why. I know, as I always knew, that I am going to help millions, if not billions of people around the globe to live a better life. This is my why and this is why I can overcome anything. This is the reason I am here and this is the reason I will never back down.
Never Curse Your Crises
What I haven’t realised back then, but what I see now is that all the “bad” stuff I went through was there only for me to become stronger. It wasn’t too much of a curse, rather a blessing. The major lesson I took from everything I went through is that
in every adversity, there is a seed of an equal, or a greater opportunity.
I absolutely believe in this law. Everything that has happened in my life led me to the person I am now and will further continue to shape the person I am growing into. All these lessons I have learned will help me help others in the future. Whenever I look back at what has happened in these 6-7 months, I get super excited. I get extremely excited because this is what it took me to learn that I don’t want to simply live an average life. This is what taught me that the traditional life of schooling – uni – work simply is not for me. Will I drop out of uni? That is very unlikely. Will I look for a job after I graduate? That is also very unlikely. Why? Because I know that I will have my business grown enough so that I can support myself and focus on growing it further through helping others and through developing strong leaders all around the world.
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