But despite this:

There is Still Hope (Pt. 2)

financial struggles, relationship problems, health issues, or personal setbacks. In the face of such adversity, losing hope and giving up is easy. However, it is essential to remember that even in the darkest times, there is still hope. With the right mindset and approach, we can persevere through difficult times and emerge more vital. This article will explore the three keys to striving during difficulty, introducing the subject of 'But Despite this, There is Still Hope.' Part 2

The first key to persevering during difficulty is to acknowledge and accept the situation.

Feeling overwhelmed and stressed when facing challenges is natural, but denying or avoiding them will only prolong the struggle. Instead, we must confront our problems head-on and accept that they are a part of our journey. By acknowledging the situation, we can start looking for solutions and make a plan to overcome it. Remember that it is okay to ask for help from friends, family, or professionals during this process. Accepting the situation is the first step towards finding hope and moving forward.

The second key is to maintain a positive mindset.

When faced with difficulties, it is easy to fall into a negative attitude and focus on the worst-case scenarios. However, this thinking only adds to our stress and makes it harder to find solutions. Instead, we must consciously think positively and look for the silver lining in our situation. It could be an opportunity to learn and grow, develop new skills, or remind us of our inner strength and resilience. By maintaining a positive mindset, we can overcome self-defeating emotions and focus on finding solutions to our challenges.

The third and final key is to remember that this shall pass.

A memory of my mother and I's conversation was where she said, "Lee, this too will pass." My mother was my best friend at one point in my life. OMG, we would talk every single day. Two and sometimes three times a day.

Listen to me: Difficult times are temporary, and they will eventually come to an end. While we may not control what happens to us, we have control over how we respond. By keeping a long-term perspective, we can remind ourselves that this challenging period is just a tiny part of our journey. We must trust that we have the strength and resilience to overcome this difficulty and emerge stronger on the other side. This belief in our ability to persevere and find hope in difficult times is crucial in helping us stay motivated and determined.

In conclusion, while facing challenges can seem daunting, it is essential to remember that there is still hope. We can persevere through difficulties and become stronger by acknowledging and accepting the situation, maintaining a positive mindset, and keeping a long-term perspective. Next time you find yourself struggling, remember the three keys to strive during difficulty and have faith that despite it all, there is still hope.

-Lisa Nobles

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