STRUGGLE POWER

The symbol for electrical resistance

What is struggleism?

Move electricity through just about any object, and the object will resist the flow of the electricity. If there’s enough electrical resistance, the object may even get hot, which is how induction stoves and old-school light bulbs work.

Electrical engineers use little components called 'resistors' to strategically add resistance to electrical circuits and get the right amount of power where it’s needed, which improves the quality of life for people.

Of course, it’s not just electricity that encounters resistance. We experience resistance as we move through life. We have different words for this: ‘hardship', 'struggle', etc., and we tend to view hardship as undesirable and as something that happens to us.

While it is unpleasant, sometimes downright terrible, hardship also has the potential to improve our quality of life, just like electrical resistance!

 

And we always have an active role to play in unlocking each hardship's rewards, whether we've chosen the hardship in the first place or not. We struggleists put involuntary hardships to use by choosing our perspective when they happen, and we put voluntary hardships to use by opting into them.

This makes us a lot like electrical engineers, armed with toolboxes full of resistors we can use to flourish, only our 'resistors' are specific types of hardships.

Unlike what electrical resistance can do to physical objects, though, the hardships in our toolboxes may not be able to make any of us any hotter ;)

Curious about what kinds of hardship are in your toolbox??

INVOLUNTARY SORTS OF STRUGGLE

SUFFERING

You struggle with inescapable pain

SCRATCHING-AND-SWEATING

You struggle against a world that tends to oppose you

SURVIVAL

You struggle to stay alive despite extreme circumstances

SOWING-AND-REAPING

You struggle because of your bad decisions

VOLUNTARY SORTS OF STRUGGLE

STORY

You struggle for something you want

SELF-DISCIPLINE

You struggle against yourself on purpose

SACRIFICE

You struggle against yourself for someone or something else

SPORT

You struggle to win

Ready to mine your struggle for all it's worth??

©2019 by Josh Robertson