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You Don’t Know….

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger….hmm?

Honestly speaking, there are days when I’m almost sure that it’s going to kill me. In my previous blog, I shared that I have those days when I just want to retreat into a corner. Those are the days that require so much of me to slap a smile on my face and make things happen. You know that feeling, when you just want things to fix themselves and you become invisible to others who need something done.

You see, strength can and is defined in so many different ways. One of the many things that I have learned in my 33 years on this Earth is that in EVERY situation I have ever found myself in, the type of strength I needed to overcome the situation came from within me.

It was right there and just when I was at the cusp of giving up, that innate strength activated itself and pushed me forward.

Strength is the child watching a parent battle with a sickness and having to cope with being helpless, because the care has gone from curative to palliative.

Strength is having to adjust to the “new normal” of your life after losing a loved one when there was no indication that that’s how it was going to play out.

Strength is the single parent that has to wake up and get them-self and the child(ren) ready for what has already promised to be a long day only minutes after your feet hit the floor.

Strength is the student who just wants to walk across the stage for the parent(s) who gave everything to make sure they became the first in the family to get a college degree.

Strength is taking that LSAT just one more time, because you believe that THIS time you will get the score needed to be accepted into law school.

Strength is standing in the lion’s den and keeping your cool when the attacks and defamation come from the lips of those you care about and trust.

My story is not your story and neither is your story mine; however, one thing we all undeniably have in common is that we want to survive life. No matter what, we want to live!!!!!

It is time to start working on not giving up so quickly on ourselves. The ‘push through’ game has got to be more real. The struggle cannot be more real than the need to rise up. The need to be the best at what we do. The need to be what others thought you would not be.

Funny thing is, you don’t know your own strength until it’s all you know. #YoullCatchThatLater

So, my question to you today…

How strong is your push through game?

#BeFreeToLive #PushThrough #Strength


Author: Rose

I’m Rose Kehinde, founder of Rose Colored Lenses. My mission and goal is to create a platform that allows us to help each other on this journey called life. As you read from me, you will see my heart and in turn I hope to see yours as well. This journey called life requires us all to work together.


2 thoughts on “You Don’t Know….

  1. Yes, I agree! I also write on resilience and all those little things you mentioned above about pushing through when it is hard to do, does develop your resilience and success in your goals.

    1. Yay!!!! So awesome to read from a fellow blogger on resilience. Looking forward to reading your work as well.

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