Imagine if you got what you want, every time.
No hard work.
No hard work required.
Some of you are saying… that would be great…
You would be weak!
And then, when something hard comes up in your life, you wouldn't know how to handle it, because you have never gone through anything that strengthens you.
You can not GROW without struggle.
You can not develop STRENGTH without resistance, without challenging yourself, without struggle.
PAIN is your friend.
Maybe not in the moment.
But for the evolution of your soul, for the long term benefit of you as a stronger human being – pain IS YOUR FRIEND.
If you didn't have failures,
If you didn't have struggles,
If you didn't have disappointment,
You could have no strength, no courage, no compassion.
How could you?
Those qualities are MADE from your pain and struggle.
You were given pain because you are strong enough to handle it.
You were given this LIFE because you are strong enough to live it.
Because you are strong enough to drive through it
To THRIVE THROUGH IT.
To inspire others through it.
They will look to you and say:
He did it,
She did it,
I have the strength to do it to.
You are stronger than you think.
You've survived all your challenges to this point
And you will survive whatever is coming.
But next time a struggle comes
I don't want you to curse the skies.
Know that it was sent for a reason and a lesson.
It might be to make you stronger, it might be to teach you patience, it might be for you to show others your spirit, there is a reason.
So don't you give up.
You have a purpose in this world.
And you will only find it if you keep going and keep GROWING.
credit: Fearless Motivation
This is my absolute favorite motivational quote (Mike sent it to me years ago) - it moves me to tears almost every single time that I listen to it on youtube. Do yourself a favor, the next time you are #havingaday and listen to the YouTube version by Fearless Motivation.
I just love this - life, the struggle, obstacles - they are all FOR us, to make us stronger. Everything - e v e r y t h i n g - the good, the bad, the ugly happens for a reason. It is how we chose to use the adversity in our lives that sets us apart. Who needed to hear this today?
Lots of Love,
Wilcox Wellness & Fitness