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·a determined effort under difficulties.
"the center is the result of the scientists' struggle to realize their dream"
·a very difficult task.
"it was a struggle to make herself understood"
Tell me, because I am genuinely interested, what do you struggle with? What do you always try and try again to get better at, whether you fail or succeed?
Is it pull-ups? (that’s what it is for me)
Is it confidence? (that’s me, too!)
Maybe it’s a plank?
Or even just finding the courage to walk in to a new place…
Whatever it may be, I want to know! Why?
Because we are all in this together and no matter how great you are, the struggle is real in some aspect or another. Nobody is perfect. And I do not mean this strictly from a fitness standpoint - this is true in all aspects.
Sometimes Plan A and B fail you. So, you move on to Plan C and that’s enough to help you through. But no matter how much you try to avoid this, struggles are just part of life. Sometimes these stressors are out of our control and powerful enough to drag us down. But why? You are in control of your actions. You are in control of the things you say to yourself. You are in control of how you want to handle situations. That may be hard to believe because sometimes we want to blame it our insecurities or blame it on the fact that ‘I can’t do it’. Well guess what, if you let those excuses win, they will always win. You need to be strong enough in your shoes to push passed or find yourself a support system that lifts you up! People who make you feel larger than life.
What do I do? Pull ups for example – I complete 3 sets of 10 and my 4th set, I just go until I cannot pull up anymore. Then I’m done.
What else do I do? I make a list in the notes section of my phone – I write what I am grateful for, I write what makes me feel successful and I write what I struggled with. Then, in the future, I focus on what I struggled with and figure out how to be better or how to excel beyond what I did last time. Quick little notes help me feel successful and set me up for success. I still struggle (with a lot), but I’m getting better every day and so can you.
I encourage you to try this.