“In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm… in the real world all rests on perseverance.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You are stronger than you think. Test your mettle by doing something that challenges you. With hard work, determination, perseverence and enthusiasm, you will pass the test every time.
I participate in half marathons, duathalons and other events to have a goal, stay in shape and to spend time with friends as we cheer each other on. And it’s not about being the fastest or first, but rather about the preparation, showing up and finishing, especially when it’s hard.
And in starting and finishing, we build depth of character. So when life tests us with challenges outside of our control, we know that we have the strength to get through. We have taken the test and passed.