We can either be defined by our challenges or destroyed by them.
It’s your choice.
We are all going to be faced with adversity and tragedies in life but the major difference maker between those who crumble to pieces and those who turn into a diamond is how they decide to react to these situations. The first person takes the position of victim and lets everything fall apart around him or her. The second person decides that they are going to step right into whatever has come their way and face it head on.
We all face these great pressures.
There is pressure to be just like everyone else. There is pressure to be something you are not. There is pressure to act, speak, dress, and look a certain way. It’s amazing that we all haven’t crumbled under this immense amount of weight.
Why don’t we all just face these pressures?
It is the fear that we will have to go through more pain that truly digs into our hearts. But this fear is something that you can step into as well. In fact, one of the greatest pressures of all is fear itself. But fear doesn’t have to be the thing that runs your entire life. Instead, it can be the thing that drives your courage.
For those who are willing to sacrifice their comfort for the betterment of tomorrow, they will shine as lights for many others around them. They will turn into diamonds. They will show the world what is possible.
What it really comes down to is being able to face the massive amount of fears we have in our lives despite everything that is trying to pull us back into the norm. We must live through whatever hell may face us and have the bravery and fortitude to stand strong despite the looming darkness that may be coming for us.
The choice is yours – to live in fear or courage.
Break to pieces…or turn into a diamond?