It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.
This video – a clip from Rocky, tells us an often overlooked facet of success and happiness.
Having ambition, working hard toward your goals and achieving are all key. But if you can’t handle the rejection and disappointment along the way then happiness may still elude you.
Life is about both good and bad, your ability to accept both with the same calm delight will set you in good stead for a fulfilling life.
Although I’m by no means religious I am beginning to see more spirituality as time goes by- in particular this phrase resonates:
Life doesn’t give us what we want, life gives us who we are
If you treat even minor annoyances as crises or become disheartened at the slightest thing then you are inviting more of this feeling into your life.
By the same token if you stay cool calm and steady no matter what happens then you not only regulate your expectations and happiness, you condition yourself to believe you can handle anything- good or bad.
Next time you are disappointed or something goes wrong, see it as a test, or better yet, a roadsign that you need to correct course.
Remember – It’s not what happens to you, it’s what you do about it.