Muscles are built in the gym.

Trees are made stronger in the wind.

Writer’s block makes the author more resourceful.

Runners get fitter as they push themselves.

A fledgling’s wings get more powerful as they flap them around.

A tough audience makes the comedian work harder on her craft.

A crisis brings out the best in an emerging leader.

And this struggle that you’re in the midst of, has similar potential.

If you keep persisting.

If you hang on to your dreams.

If you maintain a positive mindset.

You will get stronger.

And it may seem difficult to believe, but you may be better off for such a challenging time.

It won’t be easy, but then nothing worthwhile ever is.