Life is a series of lessons. None of us are perfect, so none are unscathed. The difference in people rising above or sinking below is in how you respond to the struggles; the lessons that life doles out to us. I am from the school of thought that things happen for a reason. The trials you face today will help you in some way in the future... if you will let it.
Do you let your struggles beat you down or do you face them? Do you pretend that you don't see a problem or do you shine a light on them so as not to repeat them in the future. Do you learn the lesson from the struggle or are you destined to face the same issues again and again?
Lessons, struggles, trials, they are sent to us to help us grow. We may not see the value of the lesson until we can look back and see how far we've come, so keep that in mind as you feel like you might drown. This too shall pass. Hang on, you can do this!
Elizabeth Bourgeret is a life coach, author and she is the creator of the teen life skills event called Total Truth Workshop and the Leading With Love Series of books, workshops and coaching.