The Broken Places

ernest hemingway quote - the broken places

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” -Ernest Hemingway

How you fill those spaces created by life’s hardships is up to you. Maybe you grow fiercer. Maybe you grow braver. Maybe you simply learn something new.

To me, believing I’ll grow strong in the broken places is what gives me the audacity to TRY. Try again, keep going, choose joy, fail gracefully, repeat and repeat and repeat.

Vulnerability is a measurement of courage, not weakness.

I choose to fill those spaces inside myself that Hemingway calls broken with pluck…a little bit of determination…memories, happiness…and the knowledge that the sun always rises again in the morning.

What about you? How do you fill in those spaces that the world breaks open? Chat in the comments!


7 thoughts on “The Broken Places

  1. To me a broken place can be the biggest motivator but unfortunately you have to get thru that broken feeling which can be THE WORLDS WORST. I reset by being with my friends, regrouping, and allowing myself to feel pain if I need to. But I feel very triumphant when I pull myself up by the bootstraps.

  2. This is one of my favorite quotes. It is a perfect example of my life and im still growing in the broken place hehe. Being strong is so not easy but when you still push harder and dont give up that reminds you of the courage you hold.

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