We’ve all heard people say that tough times either makes us, or breaks us. And it’s very true. There are only two possible ways out of a tough situation.
As a stronger, wiser person.
A weaker, broken person.
The only question is, which one will you be? Well it really depends on how you see the situation.
If you see a bad, tough situation as something that life is throwing at you to just make you feel bad, then you’ll end up as a weaker, broken person
However, if you see a bad situation as something that life is throwing at you to test your strength, and will, then you’ll end up much stronger than you started, and much wiser.
Just like schools give us exams to see how we’re doing, life does the same. Everything in life has tests. Especially the things we want. And when we really want something, we always have to pass the test to get the reward.
There are lots of examples of this, for example look at Colonel Sanders, the Godfather of Fried Chicken.
The famous KFC recipe we know today wouldn’t have existed if it weren’t for Sanders’ strength. He was one of the most perseverant people in the business world.
He literally failed 1009 times before selling his recipe which made him the man he was. He was tested 1009 times. One thousand and f*cking nine times! Now that’s a lot of tests. You see, life was testing him to see if he really wanted what he was going after. Life was throwing tests at him left and right, and he passed them each successfully. 1009 times. That’s like, WOW.
It’s the same with our lives. In life we are tested about the things we want in life.
If you want to be a doctor, you gotta get your MD.
If you want to be an entrepreneur, you gotta face hundreds of rejection.
If you want to be a famous musician, you gotta write hundreds of bad songs, before you make the hit.
Whatever tests life throws at us, however hard, however devastating, we must find the strength and reason to fight back, to get up 8 times after we’re knocked 7. To get up, and keep fighting. To show life that we are strong. That we can do it. That we will get past whatever test life throws at you.
Cuz when you really want something, the tests are not as painful as losing the thing you want. The tests are just part of the equation. The tests are what makes us, who we are.
As I said at the start, it’s your choice to how you react to the tests that life throws our way. To react like a weakling. OR, to react like the strong, willed people we are.
So whenever you’re facing a situation that is bad, that is hurting you, that is costing you, just know that life is only testing who you are. It’s testing whether you want it bad enough. It’s testing whether it can break you or make you. So we only have 1 choice.
To show life, that these things, will make us, instead of break us.
And Bruce Lee sums it all up, with this quote:
“Don’t pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.”
May you have the strength, to endure a difficult life.