Coaching Life Quotes on Tragedy

What makes us think that we are insular to tragedy? It comes to us when we least expect it and it certainly is never convenient. If tragedy finds you, it can consume you, overwhelm and even immobilize you. In the end, we deal with it in our own way, each of us looking for relief from the hurt and comfort from those in our own private world.Daily living is usually a controlled event that focuses us on our traditions, activities, and routine. When an event happens that makes us face a tragedy, it can shatter us and tear our world into pieces. Unfortunately, none of us are immune and though we always try to prepare, there is never enough time to do so. There is never a complete understanding of what we will face until our boundaries are penetrated by hurt or loss.

Responding to tragedy is one of the true measures of our character. It shows the strength that we have and the faith that we must place in our own ability to survive and deal with what life dishes out to us. It allows us to grow and requires us to focus on what is truly important in our life.

Fortunately, human beings are fairly resilient. Time helps heal the wounds of tragedy. It is never a question of if we will heal, but how and when. Tragedy has its own duration and eventually it does pass or change. It is part of living and it will make you stronger. Dealing with grief or pain is never pleasant, but when it happens, it becomes a test of character and an example for others. Fearing tragedy is useless, because it finds us all. Let it be a lesson learned and a lesson taught as you deal with it in your own personal way.


"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning." - Albert Einstein

"I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter." - Walt Disney

"When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound. Rebuild those plans and set sail once again toward your coveted goal."- Napoleon Hill

“The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it."- W. M. Lewis

“The most spiritual human beings, assuming they are the most courageous, also experience by far the most painful tragedies: but it is precisely for this reason that they honor life, because it brings against them its most formidable weapons." - Fredrich Nietzsche

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