I notice when people go through tough times they tend to believe that they are the only one experiencing it. They have the “poor me” mindset and assume the role of “victim”. They let hard times effect their future success. They let these times dictate who they are and who they will become. They play the role of the victim — instead of taking action towards solution, they sit around and wonder “why me?”. I’m here to tell you that EVERYONE goes through tough times. The most successful people you know have gone through horrible shit. The DIFFERENCE is how they respond to it. Successful people go through tough times just as much as you do, but they don’t have the “poor me”/victim mindset when something negative happens to them. They realize that this is part of life, and never ask “why me?”, and will continue to press on and push forward even in the dark times until they come out on top. They are solution oriented and know they control their future. Whether it’s that you’ve been cheated on, had a horrific break up, had your heart figuratively ripped out of your chest, a death of a close family member/friend, had a serious surgery, or your in financial trouble or debt, whatever it may be, EVERYONE GOES THROUGH THIS SHIT, INCLUDING ME! I’ve been through ALL of that. IT’S CALLED LIFE! I’ve had my heart figuratively ripped straight out of my chest and stomped on for good measure PLENTY OF TIMES, but I never let it define who I was and effect my future in a negative way. I know that I alone control my reality and my future, and it is up to ME to control how I respond to tough times. I NEVER question “why me?”, and I CHOOSE to continue pushing forward and pressing on in a positive way...Don’t let tough times define your future. You alone control it. If something horrible happens to you or has happened to you then kick the victim mindset to the curb and take positive action towards bettering your future. Never question “why me?”, you’re not alone in experiencing horrific shit, we all do. It is up to YOU to make sure you will continue on in a positive and constructive way and not let these tough times define you or your future.