4 Tips To Help You Stay Focused During Difficult Times

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The man without a purpose is like a captain of a ship on the ocean without a compass. He goes on with life having no sense of direction and at the end lives a life filled with regrets. This is why it is advised that in order to live a satisfactory life, we need to discover our purpose and be driven by that purpose.

When we discover our purpose, it does not stop there, we have to take the necessary steps to ensure we fulfil our purpose in life. We set goals and work towards their achievement. However life is not an easy sail. Challenges are part of success. If you do not want to face challenges then it is evident you do not want to succeed.

There are storms on life’s journey. So, how does one keep his head on top of the game when they come? How do you get motivated in the middle of a storm? Here are a few ways to do so;-

1. Rememer Your Purpose:
Often when life hits people hard, they fall flat on their face. Their vision is blurry in the mud. Their head is buried in the sand and eventually they lose sight on why they began. They forget their goals. This is why, it is important to always have your goals in mind, so when you are faced with a mountain you know why you began in the first place.


When you take a cursory glance at the past and how far you have come and the sacrifices you have made, it will spur you to continue moving on amidst the difficulties on your path.

2. Look At The Positive Side Of The Storm:
You have to know that a storm is not all about the negative. Most often, challenges come to strengthen our resolve, to mould our characters, and to show us our weaknesses so we can work on them. In order to have a memorable experience in the midst of the storm, it is best if we look at the lessons that come with these difficulties.
Channelling that inner energy to the positive will ignite a fire in us that will help us to weather the storm. In fact, seeing the positive angle to everything makes us to forget the challenges in front of us even though it may look like it want to cripple us.

3. Exercise Faith:
Often when a man gives up on something, it is because he does not have faith enough that whatever he wants is going to work in his favour. It takes faith to even set an achievable goal. But when on course to its achievement, it is paramount that the faith you had when you first began be exercised.
You have to note that if there is no storm, your faith will not be strengthened. You will not even know how much you believe your goal can be achieved. So when the storm comes, exercise faith by using affirmations. This reminds you that your goal is achievable, it gives you hope. Faith exercised, propels a man into action.

4. Express Gratitude:
Be grateful for the littles things of life, when you are faced with life’s challenges and you do not know what to do, you should count your blessings and you will be surprised at what you have.
Often when people face a roadblock, they first thing they do is to complain and sink into self pity. But does that help? Not necessarily. Complaining makes you see everything in the negative light. This is why it is necessary to be grateful. Be grateful for what you have now and how far you have come. It helps to show that there is always light at the end of the tunnel, that even though your present situation might look very unprogressive, the best is yet to come.


Gratitude is like beautiful flowers, that adds colours and beauty to the world. Gratitude brings better and grandeur things your way. When you start being grateful for what you have, before you know it, lines begin to fall in place for you and the storm begins to ease away.


Maybe you have given up on life because the difficulties you have faced have been too great to handle. You can stay motivated today by taking a different route, by changing your attitude towards the storm. Apply this necessary tips to your life and watch yourself soar like an eagle through it.

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