When you're down the mere concept of being up is like a distant world. It's not reality. It's not your current situation. So without question it takes more strength to lift your head up and rise than it does to endure. Enduring pain is hard and takes a toll on you. Sure. But to rise from the mud with your thoughts focused firmly on clouds while your body is still weighed down by sludge takes something extraordinary. Not allowing anything to inhibit your elevation from the low points in your life is what leads us on paths to making dreams reality.
It’s not my intention to depreciate the value of surviving tribulations, but I think we’d all agree that achieving your true desires in life is much more rewarding than surviving it's hardships. So why stop there? Transforming current situations from lead to gold starts with mental strength and supreme focus. The best part about it is that all of us are capable.
-Aaron S. Brown