Two signs pointing in opposite directions. One says "hard way", the other says "easy way"

And if someone ever did, why would you believe them? If it were easy, everyone would do it, so what’s the point? Where is the glory, the sense of accomplishment, the growth? It is in the struggle that we grow; it is in the heat of the fire that both metal and character is forged.

It is only in time of testing that we find the truest depths of our strength, deep wells of reserves we knew not that we possessed. When through perseverance and resilience we overcome and emerge victorious, we are forevermore the stronger for the trials and tribulations withstood.

Closing Quotes:

“If the road is easy, you are likely going the wrong way.” – Terry Goodkind, 1948-2020

“You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.” – Bob Marley, 1945-1981 

“If it was easy, everyone would be doing it, and you wouldn’t have an opportunity.” – Bob Parsons, founder, GoDaddy

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“We all have battles to fight. And it’s often in those battles that we are most alive: it’s on the frontlines of our lives that we earn wisdom, create joy, forge friendships, discover happiness, find love, and do purposeful work.” – Eric Greitens

As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier