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5 Reminders to Help You Through Your Struggles

If you're going to pursue your dream, it will not be easy. If you're going to transform your life, it will not be easy. And when you're in pursuit of something you want so bad, the struggle appears to be magnified. The pain is more painful. The hurt hurts more. The temptation to give up becomes stronger because continuing on the chosen path takes more power. But you must remember that nothing great comes easy. Tests and challenges are requirements before attaining something to be really proud of. Don't hate your struggles. It's an integral part of the roadmap to achieving your dreams. Without it, your journey is a fluke. 

Here are five reminders (the battalion of good thoughts) for you to remember when you're going through some struggles. They will help you carry on.

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The Insidious Horror in a Teenager's Life

There's something beautiful and poignant when you go see a movie and get something more than entertainment from it. Whether it be a lesson (What The Edge of Tomorrow Made Me Realize) or a sign (How to Attract Synchronicity into Your Life), it's those unexpected moments that add some magic in our lives. It's as if the universe went for a break from its busy schedule to personally say hello to us. 

A few weeks ago, I went to see Insidious: Chapter 3 in a theatre with a friend. I remembered Part 1 but didn't know Part 2 existed. That didn't matter. The movie turned out to be a prequel. That didn't matter too. What mattered was the special message inserted in the movie. I would probably rank Part 1 higher than Part 3 if we went by the scare scenes but I would put Part 3 above Part 1 because of the special message in the film. Who would've thought that in a horror movie I would find something to ponder about, something that touched my soul, and something that rang true for most people on Earth? Not me. Definitely not me.

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What The Edge of Tomorrow Made Me Realize

This weekend, as a result of an immediate change of plans, I ended up watching Edge of Tomorrow instead of How To Train Your Dragon 2 with my friends. I had no idea what the concept of the movie was, except that it starred Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. While I had no expectations from the movie coming in, I left the theater with more than I paid for.

In Edge of Tomorrow, Tom Cruise plays Major William Cage of the United Defense Forces. Against his will, Cage finds himself thrust into combat against aliens called Mimics. With no combat experience, Cage dies after trying to kill an Alpha Mimic with a mine, dousing himself with alien blood in the process.

He wakes up the next day, reliving the day of the combat. But it is already familiar to him, having gone through the same day before. He goes to battle along with the other soldiers with the knowledge on how he previously died only to get killed again in a different scenario. He's stuck in a time loop. Fight. Die. Live. Repeat.

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