The Reluctant Missionary

Authentic stories from the travels of Michael Smalley.

Strength: a lower body relational workout

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“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” Friedrich Nietzsche

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
― Albert Camus

You’ll never guess what today’s show is about! We’ve got a lot more quotes like those for you today and they all have to do with the third New Year workout for your relationship...strength and speed. You get a great lower body workout today!

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Show Content:

Today we focus on how your relationship can get stronger and faster. “Stronger, faster, harder…” Watch this clip from Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2018. I got freaking pumped watching it this morning!

Get your relationship stronger by:

1. Hang out with the people who love you!

"There can be no vulnerability without risk. There can be no community without vulnerability. There can be no peace, and ultimately no life, without community." -- M. Scott Peck

Sometimes we need to borrow strength from others, just make sure you have people around you that have enough leftover to give.

Support. Encouragement.

"Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." -- Mark Twain

2.  Write down the successful things in your life!

It’s not all bad. Get stronger by focusing on what you do well.

3.  Try something different.

Something exploded in my spirit this morning when I typed this last one out. I needed it and I know someone watching or listening needed it.

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I ... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." -- Robert Frost

"If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten." -- Tony Robbins

"If things seem under control, you are just not going fast enough." --Mario Andretti

"The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live." -- Leo F. Buscaglia


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