15 PHRASES BY PAULO COELHO TO SUCCESSFULLY COPE WITH DIFFICULTIES

When you are afraid of change:

“When we least expect it, life confronts us with a challenge to test our courage and our will to change; in moments like these it is of little use to pretend that nothing has happened or to say that we are not ready.

The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny. “

2. When you feel misunderstood or misunderstood:

“Don’t feel obligated to have to explain or clarify. Your friends don’t need it, and your enemies won’t want to understand you anyway. ”

3. When you are disappointed with a failure:

“But there is suffering in life, and there are defeats. Nobody can avoid them. But it’s better to lose battles as you struggle to make your dreams come true than to be defeated without even knowing what you’re fighting for. “

4. When you no longer know who your real friends are:

“Our true friends are those who are close to us in moments of joy and happiness. They share our enthusiasm and sincerely applaud our triumphs.

False friends only appear in difficult times, with their sad and consoling faces when, in reality, it is our suffering that serves to console them for their miserable lives. 

5. After breaking a relationship:

“When someone comes out of our lives it’s because someone else is about to arrive.”

6. When you feel you envy other people:

“Many people make plans: I will get married, buy a house, have two children, and so on.

As long as they are busy doing this, they act like bulls against the bullfighter: they react instinctively, they move confusedly, without knowing what the goal really is.

They buy their car, maybe even a Ferrari sometimes, they believe this is the meaning of life and they don’t ask any more questions.

Yet their eyes betray the sadness that even they don’t know how to bring to the bottom of the heart. You’re happy?”

7. When you feel overwhelmed by the tasks of life:

“Close some doors today. Not out of pride, inability or arrogance, but simply because they don’t lead you anywhere. “

8. When it is time to let go:

“It is always important to understand when something has reached its conclusion.

Circles and doors that close, finished chapters, no matter what we call them; what matters is to leave those phases of our life that have ended in the past. “

When you are afraid of loving:

“Love is always new. We can fall in love once, twice or twelve times in a lifetime, but each time we will find ourselves in a completely new situation.

Love can take us to hell or to heaven, but in any case it will always take us somewhere.

We simply have to accept it, because it is what fuels our existence. If we refuse it, we will end up hurting ourselves, because we will not have had the courage to reach out and reap the fruit of life.

We must chase love wherever we see it, even if it means hours, days and weeks of disappointment and sadness. When we start looking for love, love starts looking for us. And start saving us. “

10. When you feel you can’t do it anymore:

“It is said that the darkest hour of the night is proper before dawn.”

11. When someone hates you:

“The world is divided between those who understand me and those who don’t understand me.

As for the latter, I simply let them torment themselves trying to win my sympathy.

When you feel overwhelmed by others’ expectations:

“Everyone believes that the main purpose of life is to follow a plan.

But nobody wonders if that plan was theirs or if it was created by someone else. They accumulate experiences, memories, things, ideas of others, and this is much more than they can manage.

And that’s why they end up forgetting their dreams. “

13. When you lose something or someone you love:

“A tragedy always brings with it a radical change in our lives, a change that is always associated with the same principle: a loss.

When we face a loss, it makes no sense to try to recover what has been; it is better to take advantage of the space that opens up before us and fill it with something new. “

14. When it is difficult for you to forgive:

“I lose the tears that made me shed, lose the pain and sorrows, lose the betrayals and lies, lose the subterfuge and intrigue, lose the hatred and persecution, lose the blows that have hurt me, lose the dreams broken, they lose broken hopes, they lose hostility and envy, they lose indifference and wickedness, they lose injustice perpetrated in the name of justice, they lose anger and cruelty, they lose the world and all its evils … and also forgive myself.

Instead of pain and resentment, I choose understanding and compassion.

Instead of rancor, I choose forgiveness. Instead of revenge, I choose victory. “

15. When you hit the bottom:

“When I had nothing left to lose, I got it all. When I felt humiliations and yet I kept walking, I realized that I was free to choose my destiny.

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