Get back to the boat.
Pat Riley tells of a time that he went white water rafting and the guide told the group that if they fell out of the boat – and into the rapids that you would be alone for a while – the boat couldn’t stop for you.
You would have to take part in your own survival.
Getting back to the boat was up to you.
Riley said that getting a devastating health diagnosis was like falling out of the boat.
You could simply get caught up in the rapids and watch the boat get smaller as it floated away, or you could fight your way back to it.
Stuck in these rapids, man would find his essential self, stripped bare of all else.
The common man would just drift.
The uncommon man would fight back to the boat.