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Mentally Tough

Updated on July 5, 2015

Mike's Common Sense

When I was in high school, I was a wrestler. Practices were long and hard. The endurance that these practices built up, were both for physical, and mental endurance. After dragging your jock-strap off the mat after a few of these practices, if you didn't quit wrestling altogether, you knew you could handle the last minute of the third period.

When I was in the Marines Officer Candidate School, the mental conditioning was much more rigorous than the physical. The Marines were not about to turn the resposibility for a company of men, over to someone who would fold up under fire.

So it goes for any rigorous endeavor, the mind has to be trained, at least as hard as the body. No matter how physically strong you are, it doesn't mean a thing, if the mind is not strong enough to push it when it is truly needed.

In today's tough, ever changing world, a strong mind, and firm will, are more necessary than ever.

Self motivation, and discipline are also needed if one wishes to grow spiritually.

Few people realize this, but living, and coping in our rough and tumble world, is actually building character, and making us mentally stronger, preparing us for the day when each one of us will become a spiritual teacher, guardian, or way shower. Just as the Marines won't give command to someone who will fail his men in battle, God will not entrust the growth of souls to someone who has not passed the trials themselves.

If your life just seems to go from one crises to another, in a seeming endless string of challenges; rest assured you are being prepared, forged under fire for greatness.


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      Michael A Muehleisen 6 years ago from Miami,FL

      Hi Irene! You are so right, everything happens for a reason. That reason is often our spiritual growth. Thanks for your nice comment.

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      Irene 6 years ago

      Things happen for a reason. Either to prepare us for something or teach us.

      Great post muley!

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      trish1048 8 years ago

      You're always welcome, muley.

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      Michael A Muehleisen 8 years ago from Miami,FL

      Hi Jaspal, nice to meet you! Thank you for your nice comment, and your message on my wall. I appreciate it.

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      Michael A Muehleisen 8 years ago from Miami,FL

      Hi Trish, thank you for your kind sincere comment.

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      Jaspal 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      What a sensible and motivating hub, Muley. I'm happy to have followed Trish from hubtivity, and to have read this nice one, and that too from a Marine.

      Reminded me of our own commando course and the lessons learnt there! :)

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      trish1048 8 years ago

      I like this, muley. I especially like this last line 'If your life just seems to go from one crises to another, in a seeming endless string of challenges; rest assured you are being prepared, forged under fire for greatness'.

      I've been needing food for thought, and I knew I could come to you and find it :)

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      Michael A Muehleisen 8 years ago from Miami,FL

      Hi James, thank you for those kinds words dear sir.

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      James A Watkins 8 years ago from Chicago

      Great words here, man. Many Americans have become very soft in the pleasures of the day and sucking the teet at the government trough. Thanks for the good read.


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