When the going gets tough, remember this…

With the weather getting colder and noses running, spirits may be a little low so I thought I would share a quote for the week.

This may stay with you for the week, or even your entire life. It has certainly stayed close to my heart.

After a tough evening a few months ago I came home, slumped myself into bed. I stumbled upon this quote while reading an interview with the inspirational Lubna Qassim:

When life gives me one hundred reasons to cry, I show I have one thousand reasons to smile.

Lubna Qassim is a qualified lawyer and is the Executive Vice President, Group Company Secretary and the General Counsel of Emirates NBD Bank. Not only has Lubna secured herself a role that was in traditionally held by a male until now, she is fluent in 5 languages and is currently learning Mandarin: here is our modern day superwoman.

As soon as I read Lubna’s quote I scrawled it down on a piece of paper and stuck it to the corner of my mirror. When the going gets tough, I look to Lubna’s wise words and remember all in my life I can be thankful for.

So next time you’re struggling and things aren’t going to plan, take a step back and take a moment to reflect on Lubna’s encouraging words to pull you through.

It might not be the answer to your problem, but it’s a very good place to start.

Your lass,

Cat x

Written in September 2012 for a previous blog

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