It has been said that a smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.

I think this is an excellent metaphor for life.

The truth is we seldom grow when life is easy and we do not challenge ourselves.

Rather, we grow when we do what we do not want to do and face challenges and difficulties head on.

The key to true growth is not to avoid the perceived pain involved, but to know you have the ability to overcome whatever challenges come your way.

You are stronger than you might think!

Take action, challenge your limits, grow, and then repeat. This is the success process – it is simple but not easy!