There is a persistent message that it takes great strength to achieve great things in this world. You must hustle, be persistent, and keep moving forward towards your goal.

Sometimes you just need to be stronger than the forces that are trying to push you down. You need to stand against the wind and not let it push you backwards. You need to hold onto the ledge long enough to get your foothold.

You can see examples of people who are stronger than the opposing forces everywhere. It is a single parent who fights for every opportunity for their children. It is the child at school who resolutely goes every day, and chooses kindness and empathy, despite the bullying and namecalling.

Be stronger than the forces pushing you backwards. Standing still sometimes means that you are simply standing tall.