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Life is not all sunshine and rainbows. You’re bound to go through some real shit, sooner or later.

As a result, there are going to be days when you are down and out.

There are going to be days when you begin to believe that there is no success in store for you.

There are going to be days when you feel like giving it all up.

However, you need to realize that the bad days serve a purpose…

The bad days make you, YOU.

Eminem | Artist | www.grammy.com

If it weren’t for the bad days, you would never succeed.

A prime example of someone who illustrates this point is Eminem.

Eminem has gone through it all. His upbringing and a great chunk of his life was truly tragic.

Below are some of the major misfortunes that have characterized Eminem’s life. An inspiring short story of Eminem in points.

  • Father walked out on him when he was only 18 months
  • Raised by a drug addicted mother
  • Spent his childhood moving between cities
  • Dropped out of school for failing the 9th grade three times
  • Struggled with money, drugs, alcohol and almost committed suicide
  • His own mother and wife filed a lawsuit against him
  • Best friend, Proof was shot and killed
  • Bullied severely just for being the new kid
  • His uncle, the only person he could turn to, committed suicide
  • Fell into depression, became addicted to pills and nearly died

Tragic stuff indeed, however what you need to realize is the events that make up your life are not an indicator of how far you can go.

Your current circumstances do not pave the way for your future circumstances.

As a result, if Eminem could become one of the best-selling rap artists after going through everything listed above, imagine what you can do with your life.

Imagine how far you can go.

The possibilities are truly endless.

Don’t let the bad days ruin you.

Don’t let the bad days impose a limit on your potential.

Use the tough days as motivation.

Use them to take you to new heights.

Above all, never give up no matter how bad you want to throw in the white towel.

Better days await your presence so keep it moving.

The world would have never received the pleasure of knowing Eminem if he had called it quits.

Fortunately, he kept pushing and you need to do the same.

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