Exacerbate

Never make a situation into something worse than it actually is. We as humans love to blow everything out of proportion, and our problems and hardships are no exception. For many people, facing a roadblock does exactly that: block them. They see problems and exacerbate their situations. Doing this will get you no where. If you make a situation worse than it actually is, you are only digging a deeper hole for yourself to get out of. Rather than exacerbating, take the opposite approach to any hardship. See it as an opportunity to grow, and keep a positive attitude towards the situation.

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.
— Willie Nelson

Mulling negatively over such small things in life is completely pointless. We have a beautiful gift given to us called ‘choice.’ We can choose how we approach situations, which allows us therefore to choose the outcome of the situation. It would be a shame to let all of this power go to waste by choosing a negative mindset. Having a stoic and positive ambition will get you extremely far in life, in both accomplishments and mentality. If you get knocked down, bounce right back up. Choosing to lie down on the ground will only leave you there longer. Keep moving forward, despite any obstacles.

 

Always move forward.

Don’t make situations worse.

Be happy.

 

- Jonah

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