“Whatever we avoid weakens us. Whatever we face strengthens us.” ~Jennifer Kass
How do you deal with the difficult challenges that life brings your way?
What about the difficult emotions that arise with those challenges?
Do you face them or avoid them?
Facing them may be harder in the moment, but it strengthens us in the long term to be more able to handle future challenges.
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'” ~Eleanor Roosevelt
Strength, courage, and confidence come in doing the very things that scare you. As long as you let fear hold you back, you’ll keep giving yourself evidence of how you don’t have these things. The only way to change this is to get into action in the face of fear. Action comes first; the increase in strength, courage, and confidence come as a result, not as the initiator!