It Takes Struggle
“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” Arnold Schwarzenegger (professional bodybuilder)
It’s all about being realistic. Perhaps you are jealous of someone who you see at the gym all the time who is cut and lean. Perhaps you are jealous of Arnold in his prime. Perhaps you are jealous of the fitness trainer you follow on Instagram.
The thing about envy like this is that it discredits the process. Those people had to put in hard work to get to where they are. It didn’t happen overnight.
When looking at fit individuals we often forget about the struggles they were confronted with and had to overcome. All we see is the end product.
Arnold reminds us of that, explaining that it’s the process that is the most important part of the journey to your best self.