You’re Not Done Yet!
“Every conquered temptation represents a new fund of moral energy.
Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler
and stronger than it was before.” ~ James Buckham
Ever noticed how great leaders often come from humble beginnings? From the devastating depths of silence and inability to speak, Helen Keller inspired the world once she had overcome great adversity.
We say, “No pain – no gain!” or, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” No matter how we verbalize it, it is true that through adversity comes strength.
Think back to the toughest times you’ve faced during your life. Chances are you’ll have to agree that you grew and became a better person for the experience.
As Ryan Holiday points out in his classic book “The Obstacle is the Way,” when we are faced with a setback, getting mad and taking the “why me” mindset is counterproductive.
The idea, no matter how unjust or tragic the situation, is to calm down and to push your way through it. Every obstacle is an opportunity.