We’ve all had our moments where we were struck by reality. In my case it was attempting to stay in a freezing pool for 5-10 minutes which might have lasted a whole 30 seconds. For others it may be going on a bike ride they’ve completed before only to be met with the feeling of lead for legs followed by cramps. These moments are important because not only do they test our will but it is almost as if it were the universe’s way of reminding us of our place while daring us to do better. We can swallow our pride and strive to overcome the challenge or we can simply accept defeat. Regardless, it is natures way of objectively showing us where we stand and how we can progress.