I don’t think there is anything harder than finding the will to continue on in the face of extreme adversity. Imagine spending every waking moment of every day being knocked down, belittled, made to feel inferior and treated as if you are a true monster.
Imagine having thoughts pushed directly into your mind that make your greatest fears and insecurities a reality. Think about how it would feel to have your emotions involuntarily toyed with all while feeling as though you are a puppet on strings for someone else’s entertainment.
This is the point in your life where you are required to face your deepest fears, cast out your demons and address unresolved traumatic experiences from your past.
While I’m still in the middle of the greatest challenge of my life, I’m beginning to believe we find our true source of strength during the most difficult times in our lives. I believe we learn just how strong we are and what we are capable of when we have no choice but to get back up over and over again.
I've found it's easy to want to give up. It’s even easier to want to throw in the towel and submit to fear, but when it feels as though your life and sense of sanity are on the line, you’ll quickly find you have no choice but to dig in as deep as you can and find the inner fortitude to keep pushing on.
If you have gone through a similar battle or are experiencing anything like the above, try to remember who you are. I don’t know all the answers yet, but make sure to hold onto your sense of self. Surrender into the experience, face your fears head on and forgive yourself for any challenges from your past. Don't allow insecurity to get the best of you and remember your worth. You can still do anything you set out to do. You can still rise above whatever is bringing you down and you can still find your way.