Power Players always reach for this when it all goes south. You haven’t lived if you haven’t had some very tough times. But the beauty of tough times is that don’t last forever. On the other hand, tough people do.
Power Players are just tough enough to survive whatever thunderstorm is coming their way. Not so tough that they become unfeeling and cruel.
Tough Power Players still go home and cry when it’s awful. Then they stop and get a good night’s sleep and face the tough stuff (again) the next day.
Power Players are experts at this good kind of tough. They can survive a bad cycle without toughening up so much that they are incapable of having a genuine feeling ever again.
Learn to toughen up in the same way that Power Players do. It will keep you alive during tough times but still allow you to feel genuinely alive when the good times start to roll.