What To Do When Life Sucks

by Sol Ballard

Once upon a time my life was a mess. It was a convoluted emotional mess. My self-hatred poured through my pores and spilled into everything around me. Unhealthy relationships in my life were the norm and difficult situations were almost expected.

To put it simply, life sucked.

As bad as life was, I was able to change my life.

When giving speaking presentations I often get asked, if I could go back and change things, would I actually do it. My answer is always no.

At that point in my life I was exactly where I needed to be. I was learning the most valuable lessons in life. That part of my life set a foundation for the rest of my life. That part of my life brought me to create this blog. It composed the hundreds of speeches I have delivered. That part of my life taught me how to experience happiness, joy, and bliss. It taught me to love myself deeply. I could go on and on but you get where I am going with this.

We go through life thinking, “by now I should have already done this,” or “by now, I should have already accomplished that.” We regret the past, damn the present, and flinch at the thought of the future. Not realizing that we are experiencing what we need to experience now.

The life we are living right now is exactly the life we need at this moment. It is filled with beautiful learning lessons no matter how ugly those lessons appear to us at the time. We could try to run and search for an easier path, we could resist this life all we want, but we can never escape the present moment.

So what do we do? What do we do when life sucks and we want out?

We work with it not against it. We come to terms that the world as we see it is a direct reflection of ourselves. All life is doing is showing us our areas of opportunities.

Wherever you are experiencing the most pain in your life is where you need to cultivate more love. Spend some time with these pain points, nurture them, love them, and shine some light on them. Learn the lesson that is hidden behind the pain. Release any resentment and allow yourself to be vulnerable and open to seeing things differently.

By doing this, you are opening your life to progress. You are moving through life seamlessly by unclogging emotional setbacks that keep you stationary. You get to bridge the gap from where you are to where you have the potential to be.

The secret is living in the moment and working with the moment. It is uncovering the lesson behind the pain and doing it with love.

So remember, you are exactly where you need to be.

Tons of love,


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