As human beings, consistently yearning for a better life and a better version of ourselves is inherent in us. Our struggles and hard work are driven by our desire for personal evolution. Life without challenges may sound very pleasant but we can never realize our potentials unless we face challenges. Our living is marked by a series of highs and lows where there are setbacks, meltdowns, hardships, doubts, and chaos. We feel all of these, yet we resolve to endure, and our endurance determines how far we go in life.
But what is endurance all about? Is it mental strength? The determination? Or the fervent desire? It is indeed an ability to mold oneself to the situation, withstanding all the odds. The willingness to stick to courageous decisions no matter how challenging the situation appears is ‘Endurance’.
Enduring is not just about remaining firm, but also about understanding the situation and taking steps towards it in a very competitive manner nevertheless, with patience. It is like a pyramid made brick by brick where the altitude of the structure is calculated by the foundation area of the base. However, endurance is more about sustainability than heights. This is because life is relentless, it will hit us hard in the face at some point. But how we take it or react without giving up the fight counts!
One of the reasons why people fail in achieving their goals is that they cease to endure and push through after a setback without understanding that we do not discover our best self when we are doing great. We discover our true self in our path through the difficult roads and here the collapses do not signify failures but giving up does.
We are aware that we can persist in anything asked of us when we possess the skill of endurance. There will be times when the obstacles might seem intimidating and we feel withdrawn or isolated. At this point, our conscience plays its role with a voice saying “I can do it!”, and then everything, from planning to execution falls in place. Nothing is more vigorous than the purpose of our being and how we perceive the challenges ahead. The difficulties need to be understood and further acknowledged by devoting the amount of resilience required to deal with them. Going ahead, all life demands is exploring out of bounds. We cannot achieve anything extraordinary without getting out of our comfort zone and doing something extraordinary.
They say nothing is permanent, the challenges will come and go, but our endurance to these struggles will complement our potentials and enhance our cognition for long-term progress. Things won’t always work as we expect them to function, but our persistence will show up, not always in the presumed ways, yet behind the scenes.
“It’s not about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward.” – Sylvester Stallone
–God Bless You
Mr. Roni Abraham