I’d never heard this phrase until a few weeks ago. I figured it was something a lot of the guys in my new workout program say, but I was wrong. Apparently a lot of people have said/heard it across the internet.
Shows what I know.
I love this quote though. It’s a perfect example of what happens in life. Life will NEVER be easy.
Financial difficulties. Health problems. Relationship trouble. Loved ones moving or passing away. Career anxiety. Screaming, unhappy children.
And even if you don’t have any of that stuff going on, rest assured that we’re destroying our planet. So you always have that to worry about.
Life is tough. But that doesn’t mean we have to fight it like a weak, sick puppy.
Instead, we can get stronger. Build a stronger body. Meet powerful people in our industry. Learn new skills. Improve, improve, improve.
Jim Rohn once said “Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.” Even though he was talking about income in that instance, it’s a great principle to apply to the rest of our lives as well.
As we work on ourselves, we become more capable of handling what life throws at us. We become stronger.
The workout program where I heard this phrase is called F3. It stands for Fitness, Fellowship and Faith. It’s a group of thousands of men who work out together, build relationships and pray for each other.
Some of them have been doing it for YEARS. Working out early in the day, several days a week.
You know what? They still struggle! Sure, they can do a lot more pushups or squats than they could when they first started. But because of how the workouts are structured, they still wear themselves out.
Instead of doing 20 pushups (like I do), they do 50.
Instead of running at a 10 min/mile pace, they run a 7 minute pace.
It’s still hard for them. It didn’t get any easier. But they got stronger.
That’s what it’s all about. From getting fit to achieving success in our careers to caring for young children. It will always be tough, but the key is to remember that as we work at it, we are getting stronger every day.