When you’re going through a tough time, navigating the choppy inspirational-quotes waters of Pinterest can feel like a restless, maniacal chore. Like everything else on the internet, the good and true often get lost in the shuffle. And in the case of get-up-and-fight-back-isms, we can keep it old school with a timeless gem from poet Robert Frost: The best way out is always through.
No matter what we’re dealing with – financial struggles, heartbreak, loneliness, or general struggle – all we have to do is get through. Whether it’s just today, this week, or an entire situation, there’s wisdom to simply putting one foot in front of the other. When we push forward, we take the focus off of the problem and place it on ourselves instead. We’re not consciously trying to heal, but we do.
As time passes, the pain subsides or we have the mental clarity to figure out a solution to whatever’s plaguing our happiness. We don’t just go through the hard times, we grow through them. In the process, we cultivate a thicker skin, resilience, and greater sense of self.