The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place It will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me or nobody is going to hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you’re hit, it is about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much can you take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!
This is the famous words of Rocky Balboa, it’s such a great quote and one that I’m sure a lot of people can relate to. Reading it is one thing, and yes he may be acting in the movie but the way that Sylvester Stallone delivers this speech to his son is nothing short of reassuring.
Life may seem complicated. It is meant to be. It is a challenge. It isn’t easy. It takes work, time, and dedication. You may feel that your world is falling apart. You’re probably taking anti-depressants or speaking with a psychologist. Australia is second in the world with anti-depressant prescriptions, Iceland being first. As of 2011, there is 89 Australians in every 1000 that are prescribed some form of anti-depressant according to a 2013 OECD report.
Just because you feel like you can’t cope doesn’t mean you wont cope. Just like the quote from Rocky Balboa, life is going to hit you hard. How you respond to that is entirely up to you. You can embrace it, and know that you can overcome it. There will always be difficult decisions in life. You may argue and fight with your partner, friends, parents or loved ones. You may fight with yourself. That doesn’t mean that you’re a bad person. It means that you are human and have emotion.
There are a few people in my life right now that I love and care about, and currently have some form of conflict or doubt. They just have to remember that there are people there that will help them. If you know someone that has fallen down, put out your hand and offer to help them up. Be positive, kind and caring. In the end, we all need to accept help sometimes, whether we want to or not.
For those who know who you are, you know how to reach out if you need to. Just take care, look after yourself and stay positive.