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 they 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, but not so tough that they become unfeeling and cruel.
Tough Power Players still go home and cry when it’s awful – then get a good night’s sleep and face the tough stuff again the next day.
Learn to toughen up in the same way that Power Players do. It will keep you alive during the tough times but still allow you to feel genuinely alive when the good times start to roll.
My sister has an internal fortitude that is extraordinary, yet she is sweet and gentle and kind.
When she is having a particularly tough day, she digs in and faces it head on and gets it sorted.
A manufacturer for her business who wasn’t cutting the mustard needed to be read the riot act. She was firm and sorted him out, and then she resumed being her sweet, wonderful self. Hard to do without becoming gristle.
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