There’s beauty in brokenness

2 min readJan 27, 2023

Let’s be honest, nobody wants to be broken.

It’s painful. It’s brutal. It’s humbling. But brokenness is the key to transformation.

If you interview anyone successful they will have a season in their life where they felt crushed.

This place has many names such as “dark night of the soul” or “the road less travelled” — whatever you call it, there is beauty that can only be found when you surrender to its process.

The beauty in brokenness is discovered in who you become after the process and never in the middle. That’s a hard truth. But it is the truth that we need to accept.

When you’re being broken all you can see and feel is turmoil and so the temptation to quit is so attractive.

The lure to just settle for what you know is so enticing. But the key to getting to the beauty is called endurance.

You have to endure pain to get to the gain. You have to endure the cross to get to the crown. You have to endure the hunger to get to the prize. The muscle you need to flex is the muscle determination.

Without valuing your future more than you value your present this will not be possible. Only those who have a vision of what their life should be develop the tenacity to press on and not quit.

I don’t know about you, but if it takes being broken to discover a new version of myself then I’ll find a way to do whatever it takes.

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