Are you weaker then an Ant?
The strength of ants –
Ants have superhuman strength!
Ants are ridiculously strong. They have the ability to carry between 10 and 50 times their own body weight! The amount an ant can carry depends on the species. The Asian weaver ant, for example, can lift 100 times its own mass
I was 28 years old and the GM of a bar called rowdy buck in Pittsburgh . Working a full-time schedule already with running the bar I then decided to start my networking company which was filling in the gaps in my already packed schedule .
I like challenges but I wasn’t sure how I was going to grow my networking company or where I would find the time but I knew that this was the right move for me .
I like to be busy because
“Idle hands do the devil’s work.”
So I just got started and let the rest figure itself out .
At first it was stressful trying to figure out how to do both but with consistency and tweaking my schedule as I went I was able to get into a rythm and before I knew it I was growing my company and working my job at the time and I was enjoying it !
What started out as an unknown and I was nervous I wouldn’t have the time turned into the most positive change I had made for myself up to that time.
Focus on what you want to do and let the rest fall into place around you .
What does this mean?
Pray for the strength to handle anything that is thrown at you.
When you are uncomfortable you are growing .
Strive to be uncomfortable .
How is your mental strength ?
Do you train your mind everyday ?
Do you take challenges as opportunities or as negatives ?
Could you have reacted differently ?
Did you learn from that challenge to get better or did you let it defeat you ?
These are questions I believe we should be asking ourselves everyday .
Think of a recent challenge or bad experience that happened to you ?
What was it ?
Now ask yourself how it effected you and did you use that challenge as an opportunity ?
My recent challenge story
A major challenge I faced recently was making the choice to get sober.
I was nervous and scared but I was going to do this and I was finally ready .
I started with one day and focused not on alcohol but on changing the habits around my drinking such as where I went to the people I would be surrounded with .
Some People weren’t happy with my change some people didn’t care less and others were supportive even though this was the hardest thing I’d ever decided to do personally I kept praying for the strength to keep going .
1 day turned into 10 then 20 then 1 month and 6 months .
I was so nervous when I started then being sober became the new routine .
Because I didn’t shy away from the challenge or let the idea of sobriety become too big of a challenge that I didn’t do it .
When you make the decision the rest will fall into place but you have to keep going until you have a break through and it will come in whatever you are doing with enough time and consistency .
The young man was at the end of his rope. Seeing no way out, he dropped to his knees in prayer. “Lord, I can’t go on,” he said. “I have too heavy a cross to bear.” The Lord replied, “My son, if you can’t bear it’s weight, just place your cross inside this room. Then open another door and pick any cross you wish.” The man was filled with relief. “Thank you, Lord,” he sighed, and did as he was told. As he looked around the room he saw many different crosses; some so large the tops were not visible. Then he spotted a tiny cross leaning against a far wall. “I’d like that one, Lord,” he whispered. And the Lord replied, “My son, that’s the cross you brought in.
We sometimes think that our challenges are the only ones but if you really stop to look around you will see that others may be going through bigger obstacles and challenges then you are .
Be thankful for your challenges and use them to make you stronger .
If you turned in your cross how big would it be ?
When compared with other crosses how big is your challenge ?
Life comes fast and hard sometimes but if you keep going stay focused and keep getting stronger you will find the next challenge becomes that much easier as your mind is already programmed for it .
Remember what Bruce Lee said and pray for the strength to handle a difficult life as it’s challenges will not just make you stronger but will show you things about yourself you never knew existed .
Stay your course and don’t let negative forces take you off your path .