Will you go faster walking uphill or downhill, against the wind or with the wind at your back?
But which will make you stronger?
There are times in life when we can coast. And that’s fun, frankly. But when we want to get strong, we need opposition. We use weights to work out; we pick harder puzzles; we challenge better athletes; we set more complex goals; we tackle more difficult projects. This is when we progress.
Even when challenges are involuntary, we can use those opportunities to dig deep and find answers. Sometimes challenges force us to realize that we are all connected and to seek help from others knowing that, one day, we will be the one offering help. There is strength in community.
If you are struggling now, remember those times when you faced a challenge and won. You will get stronger.