I had to think about this quote before fully understanding it’s meaning. And what I discovered is that everything happens for a reason. If you are going through a tough time right now, it’s meant to be. It will take you to another level in your life’s journey. The challenges you are currently facing are designed to move your life forward in the direction that it was either meant to go or in a direction that you wanted it to go. Too esoteric? Perhaps. But at the end of the day, the challenges we face and conquer teach us lessons and are an integral part of our journey.
As we continue our journey, we will discover that we are ultimately the master of our destiny. We can only control our behaviors and actions but not those of others. To be strong alone means that we can handle obstacles that come our way but also indicates that we can relate to others in relationships or friendships because we have the strength and courage to accept ourselves for who we are.
Once we accept that we are the person that we are meant to be is when we stop looking for the answers outside of ourselves and realize that they have always had them. The vast majority of our personality is formed on the day we are born so accept who you are as an individual and be happy with that.