It’s not how many times you get knocked down that count, it’s how many times you get back up.- George A. Custer
Everyone in life regardless of status or wealth has bumps on life’s highway. The way a person handles a bump tells you a lot about that person’s character. Regardless of whether or not these bumps occurred due to self-inflicted actions, or life throwing you one of its curve balls, these bumps can provide serious challenges to one’s resolve.
This is what makes the 2019 Masters and Tiger’s story so compelling. We generally aren’t privy to other people’s challenges unless they are close friends or family members. The media made us so aware of Tiger’s challenges that we feel connected to him like a close friend or family member. I am sure not all of his struggles were 100% public, but we’ve seen enough of them to know that he has been through a lot over the past 10 years. Many people, when faced with so many challenges, tend to fold. The stronger ones dig deep into their core and as Custer stated keep getting back up after being knocked down.
The problem people face with lack of resiliency can be seen often in the realm of dieting. How many people that started an exercise plan or diet plan on January 1st keep up with it through the month of January? I do not have the statistics but if I had to estimate I would guess 20% or fewer. This really boils down to people being unable to deal with setbacks. In any diet or exercise plan, you are going to have bumps, because we are all imperfect people. The key to succeeding in life is being able to bounce back from these setbacks and not let them sabotage your efforts.
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