I was having a conversation with a friend and we opened up and shared some of our darkest moments. There was a moment of silence and I broke it by saying “but you know what, it turned out for better”.
That’s when my friend said he isn’t sure if it turned out for better, or we overcame the hardships at the time. We tend to undercredit ourselves when we get through hard moments. We credit the circumstances for our survival.
It is true that circumstances have a big say in passing hard moments, but it is our perseverance that really brings us forward. So next time you pass a tough moment, credit yourself by remembering how much perseverance you put into becoming where you are today.