“Don’t say I’m having a bad day. Say I’m having a character-building day.” Les Brown has many great messages but this resonates the most.
For the Stoics, it’s the idea that every struggle is practice.
For Jocko – when facing failure or setbacks – it’s saying the word “Good.”
The stories we tell ourselves shape our perspective and our attitude. Some face tough situations with action- they work harder and dig deeper because it’s part of who they are.
“I don’t have bad days- I have character-building days.”