With Struggle Comes Strength
Nothing worthwhile comes without struggle. Here, Erin shares how her struggles have given her new understanding, new perspective, and motivation for change
I reflect on the last two weeks—competing in back-to-back shows, especially shows on opposite sides of the world, is never easy. The athlete in me has a different perspective than the pondering poet in me. I struggle to find a balance between my expectations and the results. I spend time thinking and writing. I sit with my struggles, and welcome them. This might sound unpleasant…and it is. But one of the lessons I learned when I went through tough times (much, much tougher than this), is that out of the struggle comes strength.
Out of the struggle comes gifts: new understanding, new perspective, and motivation for change. It can help re-align you with what you really want. Through the hours of working through uncomfortable thoughts, I am starting to write a new set of goals. A few of these include:
- Working on a new website and new business model
- Competing in more track meets
- Trying CrossFit again (I want something else to compete in)
- Host camps—help others cultivate a sense of worth, not attached to physical appearance and creating balance
I am excited for the next few months—a lot of room for improvement and achievement! Thank you for following my journey...more to come!
Until next week...train hard, y'all!
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