Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining

You should never feel hopeless because difficult times always lead to better days. Difficult times are like dark clouds that pass overhead and block the sun.

Now Malaysia is still in the process of Movement Control Orders (MCO), which is in its fourth phase to curb the transmission of COVID-19. It was the first time the existence of this virus had shocked the entire world. It’s a very difficult test for everyone. However, we should be aware of all the tests we face.

Never Underestimate Hardtimes.

Your life is constantly changing and it’s time for you to change with it as well. If you don’t, you’ll get left behind.

Hardships are life’s hints that maybe it’s time you get off your butt and do more than you’re already doing, grow more and transform into a new person that will reap the rewards that lie ahead.

Don’t be scared of change even if it comes in the most brutal of ways, for on the other side you will find a new you, a person that is more than what you currently are.

Strength isn’t about how much you can handle before you break. It’s about how much you can endure after you’ve been broken.

Always be Open Minded and Think Positive.

Why do I need to be an open-minded person? Why do I need to be a positive thinker?

Being open-minded can be really tough sometimes. Most of us are brought up with a set of beliefs and values and, throughout our lives, tend to surround ourselves with people who share the same values and beliefs. Therefore, it can be difficult when we’re faced with ideas that challenge our own and, though we may wish to be open-minded, we may struggle with the act of it from time to time.

The 7 Benefits of Being Open-Minded

Letting go of control. When you open your mind, you free yourself from having to be in complete control of your thoughts. You allow yourself to experience new ideas and thoughts and you challenge the beliefs you currently have. It can be very liberating to look at the world through an open mind.

Experiencing changes. 
Opening up your mind to new ideas allows you to the opportunity to change what you think and how you view the world. Now, this doesn’t mean you necessarily will change your beliefs, but you have the option to when you think with an open mind.

Making yourself vulnerable.
 One of the scariest (and greatest) things about seeing the world through an open mind is making yourself vulnerable. In agreeing to have an open-minded view of the world, you’re admitting you don’t know everything and that there are possibilities you may not have considered. This vulnerability can be both terrifying and exhilarating.

Making mistakes.
 Making mistakes doesn’t seem like it would be much of a benefit, but it truly is. When you open your mind and allow yourself to see things from others’ perspectives, you allow yourself not only to recognize potential mistakes you’ve made but also to make new mistakes. It doesn’t sound like much fun, but it’s a great thing to fall and get back up again.

Strengthening yourself.
 Open-mindedness provides a platform on which you can build, piling one idea on top of another. With an open mind, you can learn about new things and you can use new ideas to build on old ideas. Everything you experience can add up, strengthening who you are and what you believe in. It’s very hard to build on experiences without an open mind.

Gaining confidence. 
When you live with an open mind, you have a strong sense of self. You are not confined by your own beliefs, nor are you confined by the beliefs of others. For that reason, you are able to have and gain confidence as you learn more and more about the world around you. Open-mindedness helps you to learn and grow, strengthening your belief in yourself.

Being honest.
 There is an honesty that comes with an open mind because being open-minded means admitting that you aren’t all-knowing. It means believing that whatever truth you find might always have more to it than you realize. This understanding creates an underlying sense of honesty that permeates the character of anyone who lives with an open mind.

A single realization, a single idea, or recentering of your mind and efforts can provide that solution to push through. Sometimes, the results will be immediate, while other times a longer period of time will be required for the solution to run its course.