For anyone who followed theWomen’s World Cup, you undoubtedly watched super athletic women display incredible strength and perseverance. I don’t know about you, but sometimes this kind of sensory input makes me feel inspired, and sometimes it makes me feel a tad dejected. “I woke up this morning with sore arms from a night of playing darts,” I think, “How could I ever possibly do something like that?”
I have to continually remind myself that my strength has amazing oceans of depth yet to be discovered, and it is all my own. The same goes for you. The wonderful thing about recognizing and embracing one’s own strength is that you don’t have to compare it to anyone else’s. Your journey through challenges is entirely your own. You will experience your own highs of triumph and although you can share them with others, the significance of those experiences will root themselves firmly within you, as you become your own inspiration.
Still, it is a great thing to be encouraged onward by strong women. The New Inquiry wrote a really wonderful article about the women of USNT called “Watching Women Want.” They showed the many faces of exuberance and strength on the warrior women of the National Team, as they were giving everything they had to their goal.
At PVA, we’ve been able to see similar looks of focus, passion, and pride on the faces of our students, and we wanted to share a few with you. Maybe one of these faces is even your own! We hope these images inspire you to keep striving for all the things you’re aiming for, as you continue to embody the strength you have.
Never stop wanting.