Times get tough.
Daunting challenges bring forth the essence of our character.
Impossible odds force us to ask ourselves very serious questions about our beliefs, habits and commitment.
One could argue these situations arise to test our will, to answer a simple question:
Can we keep our eyes on the prize?
The expression of deep truth requires focus, tenacity and determination. The pursuit is long and arduous, each phase of the journey is replete with obstacles. Effort and energy must be expended in preparation, let alone in overcoming the roadblocks themselves.
The ability to persevere is, at times, all we taste of victory.
Demonstrating persistence and drive — if only to ourselves — prepares us for the slings and arrows we’ll face upon reaching our destination. We must fight tooth and nail to the end, it is the only way we can be sure to value what we have gained. It’s fair to say that, without a struggle, we could hardly be trusted with such a responsibility.
To have what we desire, we have to battle through.
Sometimes it demands quiet resolve.
Other occasions beg for seething discontent.
Either way, we can give up or brew grit.