10 Quotes That Will Help You Toughen Up For Life

Addiction is a battle. It can be gruesome, drawn-out, and exhausting. To get through it, you really have to toughen up, and in some ways, you have to toughen up for life. Here are 10 quotes that will help you do just that. We hope they help inspire you to recover from addiction!


“That strong mother doesn’t tell her cub, Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you. She says, Toughen up, this is reality we are living in.” – Lauryn Hill


“There’s challenges in life that present themselves unexpectedly, and if you rise to them, then those challenges will toughen you up.” – Bernard Sumner


“Embrace the struggle and let it make you stronger. It won’t last forever.” – Tony Gaskins


“Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.” – Arnold Bennett


“Strength is the product of struggle. You must do what others don’t to achieve what others won’t.” – Henry Rollins


“You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” – Epicurus


“You make mistakes. Mistakes don’t make you.” – Maxwell Maltz


“Take a deep breath. Pick yourself up. Dust yourself off, and start all over again.”  – Frank Sinatra


“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford


“Maybe life isn’t about avoiding the bruises. Maybe it’s about collecting the scars to prove we showed up for it.” – Hannah Brencher

We all have our bruises, but let’s start showing off our scars. Let’s start improving ourselves, and getting to a better place. Life is hard, but we can be tough. If you need help toughening it through recovery, come to a Steps Recovery Center.

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