“Hardships often prepare people for an extraordinary destiny.”
Often we look to the past to decide who we are.
But even more damaging, we look to the past to decide who we can become.
We grew up “this way”, in that town, where our parents never gave us “X”. We look to that past and dwell on the pain, being broken, or being handicapped. And I am who I am because of my past. We’ve all had that friend who can’t stop talking about “how things were in the past”.
In the words of Tony Robbins, “identity drives behavior”.
The story is not that we’ve had a tough past, and we’re doomed to follow in suit.
The story is that we’ve had a tough past, and I’m better because of it.
Double Dumbbell Squats
200 Meter Run