Suck it up
Grow a pair
Whatever you want to call the art of being anti-fragile, it is a trained skill that must be honed. How? I’m glad you asked.
- Quit whining. Stuff happens. Deal with it. No matter what the circumstance, there is a way through it . . . not around it.
- Take a stand. With everything being so political and sensitive, chose a side and stay on it. Don’t be wishy-washy. Read. Educate yourself to be able to discuss your beliefs and why you take the stand you do.
- Be an example. Children have enough idiots to view in their lifetime. Be an example to your children and NOT diving in to solve all of their problems. Allow them to explore and learn and ask any question.
- Follow the best path for you and your family. It might not be popular, but it will benefit who matters the most. Set your feet to the course and do not deviate.
- Stop panicking. If a bone is not hanging or you are not losing massive amounts of blood, you will be okay.
- Help other people. You are never good enough that you can’t reach out and help other people. Being there for others will make you a better person.
- Set goals . . . and stick to them. Starting projects or workout plans and then quitting because it became tough demonstrates weakness. Where you finish is so much more important than where you start.
- Be a leader. The world is full of followers. When it’s time to step up and lead, LEAD!
- Put the stories of high school glory on the shelf. Do something NOW that is worthwhile. Nothing is more ridiculous than a grown man or woman talking about what they accomplished 25 years ago.
- Be loyal. If you love someone (family, friends, wife/ husband), keep your word and have their back. They should never doubt you on this matter.
There are way too many fragile people in the world, and the population is growing. Softness is learned. Softness is easy. But being soft will cost you. You will pay in the long run. Not being a fragile person is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself and your children. Be strong.