On the subway this morning, I was flipping through one of the free newspapers that they give out when I saw one of the greatest ads, for ironically enough, Gold's Gym.
I liked it so much that I brought it home and hung it on my wall. I tried to take a picture to share with you, but it was yellow text on a dark gray background, so it didn't come out very well. But since it was just text, I figure this should be all the same.
Your strength is different than everyone else's strength.
You don't have their strength and they don't have yours.
But we are all strong in our own way.
It's just that sometimes we let our strength off the hook.
We let our strength sleep in or slink off to the bar.
We let our inner bad-ass atrophy.
But our strength waits for us.
And prods us.
That voice in your head saying, "I know who you really are."
That is your strength.
That voice says, "Yeah, I know you. Do you know me?"
For some people, strength will be finding joyful exercise after years of inactivity. For others (such as me), getting my inner bad-ass muscles back in shape may involve some loafing on the couch. I think most people let their own strength off the hook in one way or another, even if it's not related to exercise.
Maybe it's time to start putting our strength back on the hook and seeing what we can do.