The days after talking with Adam when I felt I had had enough and the fight in me started to erode, I always referred back to the silent phone calls we shared and the message he conveyed – “You put your toe on the line and you fight like hell.”
Often, solutions to difficult problems reside well beyond comforts perimeter.
Have you ever watched a movie for the second time and noticed all of the things that you didn’t pick up the first time?
Pain has had that effect on my life.
Life is a marathon and uses chaos and adversity to help us become enlightened about the universe. Chapter 6 – Synchronicity
Chapter 5 –
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
But he is brave five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“There are in life a few miraculous moments when the right person is there to tell you what you need to hear and you are still open enough, impressionable enough, to take it in.”
Chapter – 4
What makes one man quit and another fight?
I was in the drive-thru at a Sonic when I got a phone call from an unknown number.
I answered it.
It was my doctor.
Thirty-three years later, what we understood now, that we didn’t quite comprehend then was it was the losses and not the wins that best prepared us for life. They taught us how to handle and come back from adversity.
He went on to share with me that his goal is to ‘just win one match in his high school wrestling career.”
Now, To you and I, that statement sounds like it comes from an underachiever – but if you ever knew his circumstances you would understand how overachieving and insurmountable “just one win” seems to him.