Life is a Weightroom

In this cold world, every one of us has endured our share of pain. Whether it is from heartbreak, abandonment, or being laid off, we all get hurt. Some of us will overcome these misfortunes and find our joy, while others are ultimately consumed by depression.
 
It is all about how you react…
 
In the weight room, my ultimate goal is to become stronger. When you lift weights, you have to go through the painful, tedious process of tearing your muscles over and over again. However, at the end of the day, the pain you endured results in strength and power, which psychologically translates to self-confidence. The same concept applies to any pain we go through. The world is our weight room…we enter this life and we lift only what we can handle; but as we get stronger, we can lift more and more…
 
You see where I’m going with this…?
 
When it comes to getting your heart broken, it’s the worst. You don’t want to do anything. Just like after that weight lifting session…you feel like you can’t lift a fly. But, as you allow yourself to heal, you realize that you are ready to lift something once again…something you could never have lifted before. I’ve loved, I’ve lost…but I’ve survived. You forget about the “weights” you lifted before; that was back when you were a little weaker.
 
On to bigger and better things…
 
This life is tough, but it has been set up for us to persevere. I believe we all go through seemingly unbearable trails and tribulations so that we may all truly understand the opposite of what joy is. If one doesn’t know pain, one can’t truly appreciate pleasure.

“Wise are they who have learned these truths: Trouble is temporary. Time is tonic. Tribulation is a test tube.”

- William Arthur Ward

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