#177-1. Everybody has difficult years, but a lot of times the difficult years end up being the greatest years of your whole entire life, if you survive them.
#177-2. Year by year we are becoming better equipped to accomplish the things we are striving for. But what are we actually striving for?
-Bertrand De Jouvenal
#177-3. We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.
In general, difficult situations offer more learning value than easy ones yet we do not seek them out.
Many unpleasant things seem trivial when I relate them with my important, long-term goals. How often do I focus on those goals?
The last one might seem too simple or a bit confusing. How do we do it? By being clear about core and non-core. Being flexible and adaptable could be my rigid motto for all time.