If you said: “makes you stronger” you are correct.
Philosopher Friedrich Nietzche said this over 100 years ago in reference to
And what a stupid idea. Sorry, but let me tell you how I really feel.
Suffering might make you stronger – or it might result in such a miserably weak
life in which you may be alive, but you wish you weren’t.
I don’t say this to be a downer (since of course, I see it as my responsibility
to inspire you).
Here’s my point: Whether you become stronger from suffering (i.e. dealing with
pain, loss, hurt, and all the terrible crap that life sometimes throws your
way) or you become weaker from suffering all depends on this…
How you respond to it.
If, for example, you respond to the negative stuff of life with a “why does
this always happen to me?” attitude, you will become weaker.
If you blame someone else for your problems at work, home, or in your
relationship, you will become weaker.
If, rather than focusing on your strengths in overcoming obstacles to your
fitness, career, or financial goals, you fixate on your faults, you will become
Your problems and trials in life may not kill you – but they may not make you
You have a choice every day on how you’re going to respond to them.
And while I’m often focused on health, know that this principle applies to
every area of your life.
Choose to respond with courage and power, not blame-shifting, a victim
mentality, or fixation on faults – which make you weak.
That’s when you’ll find the strength to get through whatever life hands to you.
What do you think? I’d like to hear your thoughts about this so please respond below.
Committed to your success,