I was jogging on the treadmill this morning at the gym and I always watch Lifetime. They had this commercial about one of the new gymnasts that's representing the U.S. and competing in Rio for this years Olympics.
The commercial started as a little girl with her mom in a small, somewhat rundown home. In the far distance you can see that a tornado is approaching their home rapidly. They we're getting into the storm shelter underground and the girl was just watching the tornado get closer and closer until she went inside the shelter. We know from the context of the commercial that some form of damage must have hit their home. It flashes forward to when she is completing to qualify for a spot on the U.S. gymnastics team. That same attentiveness she gave the tornado as a little girl she gave to the uneven bars before she began. It finally shows her on there and her final dismount and running to her mom, gives her a big hug and kiss as she waits for her results to come in and with her score, she qualifies for Rio.
The end of the commercial said, "strong situations create strong results." Turns out, it was actually a Bounty commercial... finally something positive and uplifting as a commercial.
At this point I'm still jogging and I thinking to myself, the greatest form of achievements come from that hardest sacrifices we as individuals go through in life. If we can over come those we're champions in our own right, just like the girl in the commercial.
I know we all have challenges and set backs that come bombarding us at inconvenient times, but we must always remember that, "strong situations create strong results."
When something unexpectedly hits you instead of asking yourself "why is this happening" ask "how is this going to make me better and how will I feel when I overcome this." Focus all of your senses on the positive and you'll see that what you're going through even though may suck, you'll get to the other side of it in one pice.