I came across this quote last week and really liked it. Some of you guys might know that I'm a bit of a rom-com fan, I love watching movies with happy endings. But unfortunately life isn't as simple or easy as a movie, we often have to face trials and hard times.
C.S. Lewis states that, “Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny." Initially this quote sounded more like tough love but after taking more time to understand it I see what he meant.
Often it's the trials, the tough times, and the "downs" which help to build our character to make us who we are. These trials help to strengthen us not only mentally but often physically too. After all without being tested how can you show that you're a first class student or that you're qualified for the job? And in the same way life's tests often prepare us for things that are yet to come
So instead of dwelling in your hardship, embrace it because it's preparing you for an extraordinary destiny.