Blacksmiths take common mild, soft steel and they use heat and hammering to bend, shape and weld it into useful shapes like shards, knives or swords. They typically hammer it then quench the hot steel in water or oil to make it harder. They repeat this process until the desired outcome is achieved, until the purpose of the object is realized. This process gives the steel the extra strength, flexibility and durability to withstand chipping and breaking during its use as a tool or during battle.
Difficulties in life can provide the same type of experience, resulting in you becoming stronger, better adaptable to change and more resilient. Having an attitude that appreciates the value of life’s hammering makes all the difference between succeeding or failing. Facing challenges, embracing failures and getting right back up again ultimately lead you to greater success in every area of life.