Endurance is a word that is interpreted differently, but they all mean similar things. Whether it is the amount of stamina that you have for a short amount of time or the amount of pain you can take before reaching your mental limit, endurance represents our ability to continue forward.
Bruce Lee once said that “a fight is not won by one punch or kick. Either learn to endure or hire a bodyguard.” We always want everything to go according to schedule, but as Mike Tyson once said, “everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” You’re always fighting with life, so you might get punched in the mouth at any time.
You need to be prepared and you need to train to be able to withstand any assault. Recently, I’ve been getting more beat up by life than ever before. Whether it is stress related due to less physical factors such as work, or the body being destroyed by exercise and trauma, the ability to endure this period is extremely important.
There are pictures in this post from when I hit myself in the ankle with an axe, was bitten by an adult feral cat in the ankle, and also suffered from an illness that imitated the flu. Still, there is no time to waste and efforts must be focused to move forward. Success is based in consistency and no matter what happens, you must have endurance to maintain that consistency. That is the importance of endurance.