Wipe off the dirt and start climbing.
Hitting rock bottom is one of the hardest things for me to describe. Our own “hitting rock bottom” moments are things we all tend to talk about a lot because they’re what shape us into the people we become.
So I entertain this idea of rock bottom in my mind, trying to put into words exactly how being at rock bottom feels. The best definition I’ve been able to think of is just this: You know it when you feel it.
It’s the feeling you get when things are going wrong all around you, and life feels chaotic — even hopeless. You’re losing drive, motivation and the ability to think clearly.
To me, hitting rock bottom kind of feels like a roller coaster you can’t get off of. Of course, to make things worse, the roller coaster is underwater, so it’s really only a matter of time before you can’t hold your breath any longer. You drown under the pressure. In short, it sucks.
The real question, though, is how do you take those feelings and channel them into something positive? How do you build yourself back up from rock bottom? How do you make it back to the surface?
Even starting to think about these things feels overwhelming when you’re there. So here are 21 uplifting quotes to prove to you that life after reaching rock bottom really is possible.
1. You will get through this and be stronger for it.
“When you have hit rock bottom and survived, there are very few things that can scare you.” — Unknown
2. You will rebuild.
“Never be afraid to fall apart. It represents an opportunity to rebuild yourself the way you wished you’d been all along.” — Rae Smith
3. Rock bottom? More like rock solid.
“Bottom became the solid foundation on which I built my life.” — JK Rowling
4. Find comfort in the people around you.
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”– Mother Teresa
5. This isn’t your forever.
“Hitting rock bottom doesn’t mean you have to stay there.” — Michelle Parsons
6. Find your paradox.
“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” – Mother Teresa
7. You will grow from this.
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