“In any given moment we have to options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.” – Abraham Maslow
People go through a lot. Don’t think that they don’t. All of us has to carry a certain pain, a certain tragedy. We all have our struggles, our fears, our losses. We all go through experiences that make it impossible to return to the person we used to be.
But most people don’t grow through what they go through.
Imagine being on a small boat. In the middle of the ocean. A storm comes. It badly damages the boat, but somehow you make it out of the storm alive. Now, the storm is gone. The sky is clear. No clouds. Despite being badly damaged, the boat is still afloat.
What do most people do?
Forget the storm even happened. Or prey that another one won’t ever come back. Or spend their time being afraid of another storm.
What almost no one does?
Fix the damn boat. Or build another one. A bigger and stronger one.
People waste their lives running away from what they fear, instead of using pain and fear to their advantage.
Challenges make us stronger. What doesn’t kill you…
Makes you wish it did.
But then it makes you stronger. Much stronger than you would have been if nothing bad hah happened.
But you’ve got to let it. You’ve got to learn. You’ve got to grow and accept responsibility for your life.
That is all.