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A brief article in this week’s People Magazine reveals that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling once went through a bout of severe depression. The article, based on an interview by University of Edinburgh senior Adeel Amini, quotes Rowling as saying, “We’re talking suicidal thoughts here – not I’m a little miserable.” Obviously, Rowling was able to move through that difficult patch of life and move on to great things.
I live in Kansas. Our state motto is Ad Astra per Aspera – translated “to the stars with difficulty.” That really is the story of being human. Struggle is a fact of life. Most successful people had to “overcome their demons” to succeed in life. It has certainly been the case in my own life.
I’m not saying that we should readily invite struggle and difficulty into our lives. Only that when we experience it we should remember that it presents an opportunity for growth, change, and self-improvement. The reason, I believe, struggle often is a precursor to success is that struggle is a point of decision.
We either give up and give in or we push forward. In the pushing, we often open new doors and new possibilities that would not have appeared in our complacency.
Struggle is a powerful catalyst that can transform us. It may be painful and our human nature is to avoid it or push it away. However, if we can find the strength to face it and seek its new opportunity, we may just wind up on our way to the next best thing.
Be peaceful Be positive Be prosperous!