HOW TO GET STRONG IN ONE DAY.
This post goes out to those (yes, believe it or not, there have actually been more than one) who, over the last year, have found my site using the search term "how to get strong in one day," "how to be strong in one day," "how to get strong in a day," "how do you get strong in one day," "how to get strong in days," "how to get strong in 1 day," "how to strong in one day," and last but certainly not least, "how to get very strong in one day."
Here's a secret tip: YOU CAN'T GET STRONG IN ONE DAY.
Aside from the fact that on the day you work out you actually get WEAKER because you're breaking your body down and then the strength actually comes from the day or two or few afterwards where your body is rebuilding STRONGER, there is no way that anyone, in any area of their life (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual) can become truly strong in one day.
Our lives are very similar to the stock market. Rises and falls. Upswings and downswings. But over time, the goal is to have an upward trend in your portfolio.
"Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!" -Rocky Balboa
Yeah, I'd love to have things be all sunny and blue skies all the time. But when would I ever learn anything new or grow if things were easy all the time. When finances are limited, it forces you to analyze and optimize every dollar you spend. When you have a physical limitation if forces you to create a workaround or be patient until that deficient area has been repaired.
By staking my tents on the STRONG DAY Manifesto, in essence I've opened myself up to people scrutinizing how I handle trials in life. That's a scary place to be, but it makes me vulnerable. And who really wants to be or seem vulnerable? We all want to seem like we have everything put together all the time.
"Now if you know what you're worth then go out and get what you're worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain't you! You're better than that! ... until you start believing in yourself, ya ain't gonna have a life. Don't forget to visit your mother." -Rocky Balboa
Take heart, you have permission to not have everything together all the time. BUT YOU WILL PICK YOURSELF UP AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN because, WHAT OTHER OPTIONS DO YOU HAVE? Give up and end up in the gutter? Perhaps so. And then, YOU WILL PICK YOURSELF UP AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN. And more than likely there will be someone there to help you pick yourself up.
If you take a holistic, long-term approach to your life and becoming stronger, you definitely can be STRONG ONE DAY or someday down the road, but NOT strong IN one day.
Strength must be earned one day at a time.
Oh, and don't forget to visit your mother.
Have a strong day, strong day seekers.