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Strength You Can Stand In

While this may be a very real feeling, it’s a fear-based reaction, and not the whole truth.

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You workout religiously. You are totally committed to becoming strong!

One day your trainer, or gym mate, notices that you’re getting stronger. With enthusiasm they tell you, so you know that your hard work isn’t in vein. In that moment of celebration, I regularly witness the encouragement combatted with a “not strong enough” retort. 

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