Lots of people quit. It never stopped my business partner and I from training our students to the standards of excellence to which we still, to this day, hold ourselves.
It was all worth it each time one of our police officer students, or one of our young students, or any of our students that ever had the need to use the things we’ve taught them… it was all worth it when they’d thank us for being so hard on them, and for caring for them like we did.
I judge you unfortunate because you have never lived through misfortune. You have passed through life without an opponent - no one can ever know what you are capable of, not even you.”
Seneca, On Providence, 4.3
We’ll all face circumstances that seem nigh-impossible, filled with misfortune… AND, for better or worse, Nietzsche’s adage is auspiciously applicable: What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger.
Conflict and struggle makes us who we are.
If we don’t like who that is, it’s because of how we see ourselves when we’re faced with conflict and struggle, or because we’re still attached to how we’ve responded to past challenges.
It’s not about winning… it’s about giving all you’ve got in the fight.
(See y’all tomorrow)