by David Tepera, June 22, 2017
On average, about 6 million people a year will break a bone. In case you didn’t know, it typically takes six to 10 weeks for broken bones to heal. A hard callus will form around the fracture creating a stronger bone than before.
I feel broken bones can be a reflection of our lives. If you’re out in this world giving your best, then you’ll encounter different levels of adversity and tragedy.
Yes, negative situations will hurt and try to break you down, but you must bounce back stronger than before.
As most of us know, just like broken bones, a broken heart will also take time to heal. We will all face the loss of a loved one, but time will mend the temporary hurt. Doctors call this stress-cardiomyopathy.
Also, we must develop thicker skin. There might be someone or others in your life who constantly try to verbally beat you down.
The best way to develop thick skin is by building confidence. Negative comments are powerless when your confidence level is high because you feel good about your natural ability.
Recognize others are weak and not happy with their own lives when they put others down.
Really, as far as sports, referees have the thickest skin imaginable. Think about it, every call they make, half the people in the stands don’t like it.
It’s kind of like being president of the United States, no matter who you are, half the country won’t like you.
Recently, a good friend of mine was thrown into an unexpected divorce. She went into depression for a few days, then decided to switch the situation to life altering. She hired a personal trainer who could also help with diet and has transformed her body into a competitive athlete. My friend is now competing in national bikini contests.
Now, I’m not telling you to take your life to an extreme level of fitness, but I am telling you to attack this world with full effort.
It’s time to stop wishing and start doing. Wake up with determination and go to bed with satisfaction.
Our bodies have an amazing process of healing itself, so no matter what situation your dealing with, make today stronger than yesterday.