There are time when you will feel low, you will feel like nothing will help – not even in the slightest. These times can hit you hard, or they can help you a lot. As I’ve said before it’s not the strength of a person, it’s the determination to recover and to get back up when you do fall down that matters more. Even the most calm and serious of people can break, it’s just a matter of when and why. We all have that point of collapse, without a doubt it exists for all of us. Some just require more to cause this than others.
Why then? I believe we all need hard times, we all need to fall a few times and all need to struggle at some point in our lives. It could be anything. It could be a problem with your path you have chosen, a broken relationship or even a more serious struggle. The point is it’s these which make a person grow stronger and grow more weary and aware of what could happen. It makes people more wise, more attentive to others and even more motivated to lead a life they choose – not a life they have been bestowed with. People say life is unfair, maybe it is. Do things happen for a reason? Perhaps they do. Instead of running from fear and upset, anger and pain, why do we not embrace and absorb it when it occurs? Is it true that what doesn’t kill you will only make you stronger? Maybe so, or maybe this is just a phrase for those who do struggle more than others with recovery.
Everyone can recover from a fall, everyone has the strength and determination inside to come back and continue with what they need to continue with. The real difference is whether people can locate that strength, whether people can find it within them to be determined to use it instead of to fear it.
“Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against the overwhelming odds” – Orison Swett Marden