– Edwin Louis Cole
This is one of those quotes that has stuck with me throughout my life. It perfectly encapsulates the idea that it often isn’t the problem, situation, or mistake that keeps you down, it is the attitude with which you approach the situation or choose to deal with it that ultimately decides your headspace and the reality that you choose to live.
It’s easy to wallow in negative emotions after an event that negatively impacts your life, but wallowing will never lift you up out of the situation. That pain and sadness can be so addicting. The self-pity can be so addicting. It’s easier sometimes to just give up than it is to fight your way back to the surface, but by swimming, by wading through the shit of life, you will eventually reach the surface.
There’s not much else I’d like to say about this quote. I think it speaks for itself.