I’m a bit reluctant to juxtapose this experience with the US women’s soccer team winning their game against Brazil today, but humor me. It was an incredible game with heartbreaking calls and a tying goal in, literally, the 122nd minute of the 2nd overtime. It was a beautiful display of grit, the combination of perseverance and passion for a goal (no pun intended). Those women were not giving up any time soon and you could see it in their faces.
In fact, finishing most difficult things can leave you with the feeling that you can conquer the world. Challenging yourself is a way to get tough. Challenging yourself makes you more confident. It doesn’t have to be a physical challenge. How about learning to do something you never really thought you could do, like speak French or play the guitar? Persevering and getting it done lead to the end result of increased confidence and toughness. So accept my challenge: pick a challenge for yourself and see it through. It’ll help you get that mental toughness and grit you need for the post-divorce challenges.