Don't interfere with the struggle
The truth bomb exploded, sending fragments ricocheting through my brain. Pressure creates a diamond. Persistent irritation develops a pearl. The straining and healing process cause muscle growth. Growth comes at a cost. This succinct statement captures an important point for us supporting those going through the painful growth of becoming something greater.
A co-worker, Michelle Rivera, launched this truth out of nowhere as she tried to get others motivated to move. My mind flooded with memories of the many times I have tried to fix things that I had no business fixing. Life lessons and the scars of life develop us into people of strength and wisdom.
Encouragement and support as the runner prepares and races for the tape is appropriate. Coddling the athlete through training will leave them weak and unprepared.
Make sure you know the difference and provide care accordingly.
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