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There’s Always a Breakdown Before a Breakthrough

There’s Always a Breakdown Before a Breakthrough

This post originally appeared on my mental health blog Resilient.


One lesson I’ve learned the hard way time and time again is that there’s always a breakdown before a breakthrough.

This is both good and bad.

This means that if you’re in the middle of a breakdown right now, then odds are, there’s a breakthrough right around the corner.

It also means that our journey to business success or personal growth isn’t easy, because you have to go through a lot of “stuff” in order to get the insights and growth on the other side.

But I promise that if you can survive the breakdown side of things, the breakthrough is so worth it. That moment of intense clarity and insight, seeing things in a new light, gaining new insights and perspective on an old situation that once perplexed you.

For better or worse, I’ve seen this lesson play out so many times in my own life. The times when I thought it was all over and there was just no hope, eventually I’d find my way through the darkness and back into the light.

It’s funny how sometimes just when we’re ready to give up, we have a breakthrough and figure out what we needed to figure out or solve a problem that seemed unsolvable.

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

So if you’re having a tough time right now, maybe you’re about to have a breakthrough. Maybe you’re just trying to break through to the next level of your life. It’s time to upgrade!

If you keep going through this tough time, things will get better. You just have to keep going.


If you’d like some encouragement as an entrepreneur for those days when you feel like giving up, check out our ebook Encouragement for Entrepreneurs.  It’s a collection of inspirational posts from our blog to get you motivated and inspired in your business. 🙂

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