My gardening friend raised an heirloom plant in a home-made greenhouse. Feeding and cultivating it, providing the best of conditions, it glowed bright green.
But after he planted it outside it bent over, turned yellow and withered. The heirloom couldn’t survive the real world conditions–wind, drought, and sun.
We are like that plant. When the real-world pandemic hit, we went into decline. Crime has been surging ever since.
We are educated for sure. Our society sees to that. We are even trained and skilled. But this obviously doesn’t prepare us.
It is as though we are cultivated in a protective (false) bubble, and thus we crumble in real-world adversity.
To be prepared you must know how to maneuver through challenges. You must develop an ‘inner hardiness’ that helps you stand up to challenges and not wilt or be blown off course.
I’ve made inner hardiness the focus of recent Newsletters.
Here are some of the highlights.
- The Pain of Inattention
- Achievement Vs. Discovery
- A Better Year Ahead One Person At a Time
- Not Broken Just Unfinished
- Deepening Yourself in Challenging Times
- Anger is Good for Business
“Difficulty shows what men are.”