The American  saying ‘tough times never last but tough people’ do is very apt in our world today as the situation keeps getting tough, relationships are harder to manage, people are less tolerant of each other, everybody wants to get rich with lightening speed. It is tougher than we think, more people are dying of starvation and people are fed up with their life’s situation. How many people have been able to deal with their tough situations successfully?

If you have experienced any of the above scenarios and you are discouraged, here are words of inspiration to make you stronger and tougher. And if you have been going through the scenarios painted above without giving up, here are ways to know that you are indeed tough.


  1. Appreciate Your Current Situation: Remember, it could have been worse. There are people out there whose situation is worst than yours. Never think you are worst off. Find something in your situation because there is always  a ray of hope in every situation, a light at the end of the tunnel and a success at the end of the pain. Once you can do this, you are half way through your terrible or bad situation. You have succeeded in using positivism to kill the problem. If you act this way you can be counted amongst the tough people in the world.
  2. Rise Above Your Situation: Are you caught up in your present situation? Do you think that because today’s meal is your last supper you won’t eat again? Do you think that because you were told that you are not qualified for all those jobs you applied for, so you are good for nothing? Nah! Rise above your situation. It is not what is being said about your situation. It is what you do about your situation that matters. Have a mind of curiosity and creativity, keep striving for ways to change your current situation for the better If you do this, then you are indeed tough. Don’t let that situation break you, rather break the situation to  become stronger.
  3. Unquenchable Determination: Just don’t be determined to get out of the situation or the problem. Have an unquenchable determination. Many at times, we loose focus because we failed once or twice. We get discouraged because we feel we are not destined to live a good and comfortable life. We resign ourselves to our fate without even making an effort to rewrite our destiny. With an unquenchable determination, failure, bad relationships, wrong pasts cannot hold us down. The past is dead because we are determined to move ahead to move forward to a better destination. if you have this attribute, then you are in the group of tough people.
  4. Inspire Others With A Positive Attitude: Attitude is everything we are told. Most times, our attitudes open doors of opportunities or shut doors of opportunities, depending on the attitude we choose to wear as a cloak. When we are in a tough situation, if we inspire others with a positive attitude we would sooner than later leave that situation behind us. People love good stories and who better can tell a good story than the actors themselves? If you are part of those class of people that no matter your situation you always inspire others and encourage others, then you are every bit a toughie.

If you are not already there, you can get there with the above tips as well. Being a tough person takes a lot and needs a lot but it is never impossible to get to that point. You know life experiences has a way of shaping our behaviours, our line of thoughts, our characters and our personality but at the end only us can determine and choose what we want to be. Stay tough, be tough and remain tough.


By floramichaels

Hi, I am Flora Ngo-Martins. I love writing and I am passionate about fashion, stories, news and food. Sometimes I get a little bit serious but that's alright, I can also be mischievous. I also like to analyse stuffs people do and sometimes judge.*wink* Most of all, I love to influence the lives of people positively and tell people's stories from a totally different perspective. Feel free to contact me if you have any suggestions or....

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