Quotes to Live By - Sometimes we're tested not to show our weaknesses, but to discover our strengths

Posted by Lauren Eyer

"Sometimes we're tested not to show our weaknesses, but to discover our strengths."
I love this quote because it reminds us to focus on what we can learn and to focus on what our strength is in any given situation instead of focusing on why we are weak.
We all have ups and downs in life.  A lot of people will give up when they have a setback, or get knocked down, or have a challenge to overcome.  But we have to remember that the human spirit is very powerful.  Anyone can feel great and be happy when things go their way, but the real challenge and test of strength comes when we have to face a challenge in life.  Through facing a challenge is where we grow the most, we learn the most and at the end of that challenge, we can understand how much we grew mentally, emotionally, spiritually, etc., and feel better and more confident about ourselves.  Stronger than before.  
I'm not sure what you're facing today.  Whether it's lack of sleep from a new baby, a recent breakup, or challenges in your job.  No matter what you are dealing with, it takes courage to start every day, to start over again when things didn't go the way you thought it would.  It takes courage and strength to wake up, to get up, and to put one foot in front of the other and to DECIDE that instead of focusing on how bad you have it or how weak and tired you feel, to decide that it won't get you down or destroy you or your attitude.  That's where strength lies.  It's not what happens to us that matters, it's what you are going to do about it.
Focus on your strengths, persevere and don't give in.

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