Sometimes it’s not good enough just to be good enough, or even to have a good plan. I’ve known people — including myself — who have been hammered on and hammered down at times by everything from financial setbacks to relationship upsets, to debilitating physical health problems to their own creepingly painful and dark mental battles.
In the end, sometimes one thing is all they have: stubborn determination and toughness, coupled with a belief that as the tide climbs ever higher, it must and will eventually recede again … eventually.
My point: Sheer, pure stubbornness does have its place. If you’re going through tough times, by all means, plan, think, pray and map you way out. But at the same time, just hanging tough and toughing it out is sometimes the only strategy you may have. Good luck. — jri
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– Winston Churchill
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