This is one of my favorite lines from the movie, Invincible. It means that when we’re up against something, or faced with adversity, our character is tested the most. I believe the quote has great application to not only athletics, but also to how we approach our challenges in everyday life. Things are not always going to be easy and the way we respond when we’re “up against it” is truly what separates those who are negative and see obstacles from those who are positive and see opportunities.

The following video is geared towards athletes who are frustrated by their early season workouts, but as I always seem to do, there are metaphors for life included as well. Enjoy!