Tough Lessons

“You can’t learn mental fortitude in a book.  Those things are earned, not learned.”  Caleb Plant

You will be knocked down.

You will face adversity.

You will want to give up.

You will have rough patches in your relationship, business deals go south, and be betrayed by those you trust.

You will find the strength to get through it.

You can’t read about chemo in a book and understand the gut-wrenching sickness and horror as your hair falls out.  You have to watch it up close, to hold your mother as she wastes away or your child as they cry to even comprehend their weakness and strength.

You can watch a movie about battle but until the bullets whip by your head and your friend screams then stops you can’t understand the horror of war.

You need to be in the ring to comprehend fighting.

You must be knocked down to stand back up and fight on.