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So Far You've Survived 100% of Your Worst Days. You're Doing Great - Unknown

So Far You’ve Survived 100% of Your Worst Days. You’re Doing Great – Unknown

Standing in the mirror in the morning, wondering how you’ll make it through another day.

You can do this

Sitting at your desk and fighting back the tightness in your throat with yet another coffee because you couldn’t sleep again.

You can do this

Lying in bed at night where the thoughts return. You need out. But where do you go? It doesn’t matter, does it? Because you’ll never get out, will you? 

You can do this

“This” means something different for every single one of us. Every person you pass on the street, stand behind in line at the grocery store, resist the urge to snap at when they shove past you on public transport – they’ve all got a “this” they want to know they can do. And you have to realize that you are living, breathing proof that you can do this. It doesn’t matter if this is the hardest obstacle you’ve ever faced. Whether it’s divorce, unemployment, a death in the family; every hardship you’ve ever survived has brought you to this very moment. Every tear shed, every moment you’ve dried your eyes and kept moving, has led you here, and prepared you to face everything holding you back.

It doesn’t matter if you fall. It doesn’t matter if you lay there on the ground with your face in the dirt for days. What matters is that, whether with a smile or grit teeth, you stand. Because this is not the end of the line for you. It never was. You are more powerful than you’ll ever realize. What you see as today’s definitive failure will one day be an achievement, one that you use to help someone else navigate this crazy, winding path called life. 

That person may be your best friend. It may be the love of your life you haven’t met yet. It could be a stranger on a city park bench. Or it could be you, back in the mirror, back at your desk, back in bed. 

You can do this

So Far You’ve Survived 100% of Your Worst Days. You’re Doing Great – Unknown
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About Jessica Wynn

Jessica Wynn is a 23-year-old freelance writer, web design student, and aspiring author from New York, currently living in Rome. Her passion for words is matched with a strong desire to connect with the world, second only to her love for music, coffee, and dogs. You can find her at her blog www.littlesiberia.wordpress.com


  1. What a great post… the zeal of doing “This” gives the motive to keep moving.. after falls, after breakdowns , after aches until a person dies… this article left me in thoughts…

  2. Great Post…You have been Heard!

  3. Awesome and very time-appropriate for me. The picture drew me in, not going to lie, but the words made me keep reading and I’m glad I did.


  4. Thanks so much to both of you! 🙂

  5. It’s so easy to forget that we all have something we’re dealing with. It’s so easy to assume that people are just rude and inconsiderate – which in some cases they are – but I believe that if we learn to allow other people to have hardships (like we know WE have sometimes) then dealing with rudeness won’t be so hard.

    One morning my wife was just about to enter the line for the drive-thru Starbucks when another woman erratically cut her off. She went directly to the barista and started ordering. My wife was so angry. How dare she! She thought – but when she arrived at the counter the barista said – the lady in front of you has paid for your coffee – she says she’s really sorry she cut you off. She’s in a hurry to get the hospital.

    You see – we’re all dealing with something, it’s just not that often that we find out what that something is for someone else.

    Loved this post! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Such an important post — thank you for sharing!

  7. As someone suffering from a severe anxiety disorder, it was really refreshing to read this.

  8. Thanks so much. At the other end of life than you (I will be 75 this year), I can tell you that everything you have said is absolutely true and will continue to be true your whole life. Keep writing. Keep inspiring. Keep on moving forward. Hugz, Gerry

  9. thank you for the like, means a lot!! new post just went up live 🙂 xXX

  10. We can always do things we put our mind to and sometimes it doesn’t even matter why; it only matters that we give it a try.

  11. Yes, each of us can do this! Great post for such a time as this.

  12. Wow, wonderful post! Thank you for this humble reminder! Love it!!

  13. Just realised I miss your writing!

  14. I really, really love this. Thanks for sharing this part of your mind with the world.

  15. I’m going to be stealing that quote. I love this and its so true. Everything we don’t think we can do, we always can. Its all will power and mental strength. Thanks for sharing this one <3

  16. Love it! great post that made me think and made me smile.

  17. Thanks so much for the kind words, everyone.

  18. Positive and perceptive. Keep ’em coming….. 🙂

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