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This Is the Sentence I Keep Telling Myself Whenever I Feel Down

“No one can take away your knowledge and experience!”

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I’m sure there were times when we all wished to just stop doing whatever we were doing and escape the over-burdening world of responsibilities, growth, and development.

There’s always this constant battle between moving forward and residing in our comfort zone. Those two rarely go hand in hand — usually, we really need to just step out of our balanced state in order to make a step further towards success and self-development. We just live in a world where virtually nothing is impossible in terms of growth. Everyone has the chance to develop, learn, start a business, become an entrepreneur, travel around, and gather experiences. With this never-ending freedom, it’s quite possible for you to feel constantly obliged to deliver. But thoughts like these are also able to destabilize your inner state of peace.

I don’t really have to specifically mention that no one is really obliged to do anything — the most important thing is for everyone to keep a healthy mental state. But what about the ones who actually want to further develop their skills, work, or business but just at times don’t feel they have the right amount of energy and determination to do so?

Moving forward often requires hard work — but there are just times when we cannot deliver

Certainly, there are times when we don’t feel like doing anything.

Whether we feel tired, overwhelmed, sad, exhausted, unfulfilled, or whatever feeling we might be dealing with — there are days when we want to log out from society’s expectations, hard work, success, and any further development.

And that’s perfectly fine! No one should forget that our bodies and minds do need regular breaks from everything we are dealing with daily. And no one should criticize themselves for missing today’s workout or taking a day off from work. Those are vital actions to keep our healthy state of mind.

But what’s important is this — we should not lose focus on the whole picture. Sure, there are days when we won’t feel like doing anything (and we have every reason to), but we should always keep in mind a motivational thought that will always move us through hardship.

In time, I’ve learned quite a lot when it comes to business and entrepreneurship out of my own experiences. I’ve learned we all need to implement certain productivity hacks and find ways to offer impeccable products and services. Any entrepreneur should also find what distinguishes their enterprise from all the others based in the same niche. The list goes on and on. But my point is that I’ve managed to master the craft behind all those skills and knowledge through experience.

No one can take away your knowledge and experience — and that’s motivating enough for you to never stop developing

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During the times when I felt the least productive and willing to move on, I figured I needed some kind of motivational thought that I need to tell myself repeatedly.

Think of it as a mantra if you will. But I’ve figured that this sentence has given me so much more — in fact, more power and energy than everything else I’ve tried out.

And the reason behind it all is simply because it’s true. Money vanishes. Jobs evaporate. Health deteriorates. Business plans fail. People cannot make the ends meet to make s highly anticipated investment. Many things can go wrong, simply because we do not always have complete control over the situation.

But what stays inside your head is immuned to the outer world. No one can interfere with your knowledge, experiences, and acquired skills. Your company may go bankrupt, your friends can abandon you, your significant other may choose to leave, you may go full broke, etc. You get the drill. We live in a world with other people involved, with circumstances, obstacles, and issues happening. And while we cannot fully control the outer world, we can most definitely control what we put in our minds.

So actively learning and earning experiences is a long-term investment of assets that will never go away. If you nurture them properly, you can even benefit a great deal from them.

Our experiences shape us into the people we are today but they also help us improve and develop further. The proper attitude toward mistakes is to learn from them — this is the epitome of self-growth.

So whenever I feel like quitting, too overwhelmed, stressed out, and just sick of it all, I just remember that I’m at the same time building assets in terms of knowledge and experiences that are just priceless. They are the much-needed fundament when we want to start over or continue pursuing success the moment we recharge and reboot our minds.

To wrap things up

We all tend to feel exhausted, sick of it all, or willing to take a step back and surrender. But while we are taking the much-needed break from time to time, we must not forget that every situation, be it good or bad, is teaching us valuable lessons which we can implement later in life. So the next time you feel down, just remember that all these experiences will come in handy one day. You’ll be much stronger, more confident, and much more experienced. And that, my friends, is what keeps us moving forward toward success.

Hi, guys, I’m Ivan and I’m here to share with all of you my passion for words, great content, entrepreneurship, personal development, management, hobbies, and everything in between.

I serve as the CEO of my WordPress Development Agency @ Vipe Studio where I have the pleasure to lead a diverse, wonderful and energetic team of experts. Feel free to contact me anytime — I would love to exchange new ideas and inspire each other!

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Ivan Popov

Ivan Popov

i was once an athlete. then a journalist. now i am a ceo of vipe studio. still running marathons though.