Tough times make me more tenacious.

I accept that life is filled with a variety of experiences. I treasure the good times and allow the positive memories to last. I take the tough times and make myself a stronger person.
I believe the best way to build inner strength and focus is to experience tough situations. These situations force me to find solutions.
I am more resolute after making it through a challenging situation. My self-esteem increases when I realize I have made it through something difficult. I am prepared the next time around to handle it flawlessly.
I strive for a happy life, so when challenges arise, I am determined to overcome them. I know I deserve to return to the uncomplicated happiness I am accustomed to. So I push myself to overcome the challenges.
Even when others tell me to give up, I persevere. I am persistent because I know everything is possible if I only believe. When there seems to be no way out, I start digging a new exit path.
I am unfazed by naysayers. I recognize they only exist to distract me. I realize in some cases that they are jealous of how close I am to the prize.
Today, I am proud of the person I have become. I know that the hardships I sometimes face only last for a relatively short time. I make it through these challenges knowing that they help make me more tenacious.
Self-Reflection Questions:
1. Do I think my peers feel threatened by my drive and spirit to succeed?
2. Is my tenacity sometimes viewed as stubbornness?
3. Do I ever feel defeated by a tough situation?