Some Stuff I’m Thinking About – 11.04.23

Each & Every Saturday – I spend some time writing about things that are kicking around in my head right now. 

Resilience: “The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.” – Robert Jordan

The essence of resilience is beautifully encapsulated in Robert Jordan’s words. Resilience is the ability to weather life’s storms, to bounce back from adversity, and to emerge from challenges stronger than before.

Think of resilience as the mighty willow tree, bending gracefully in the face of strong winds rather than resisting them. It’s about adapting to adversity, embracing setbacks as opportunities for growth, and finding the inner strength to endure.

In a world of constant change, resilience is our anchor, keeping us grounded and steadfast as we navigate life’s unpredictable seas.

Adaptation: “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” – Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein’s words emphasize the importance of adaptation as a marker of intelligence. Change is inevitable, and our ability to adapt is a testament to our capacity for growth and learning.

Adaptation is not about compromising our values or principles; it’s about finding innovative ways to navigate new circumstances while staying true to our core beliefs. It’s the art of staying flexible, open-minded, and willing to explore new paths.

Just as a river flows around obstacles, carving its course through the landscape, we too can adapt and find new avenues for progress.

Growth: “The moment you give up is the moment you let someone else win.” – Kobe Bryant

The late Kobe Bryant’s quote underscores the importance of perseverance and growth in the face of challenges. Change often presents us with obstacles and setbacks, but it’s through these trials that we have the opportunity to become our best selves.

Growth is not always comfortable, and it may require us to step out of our comfort zones. However, it’s in these moments of discomfort that we discover our true potential and unlock new possibilities.

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, we can emerge from change stronger, wiser, and more resilient than ever before.

Change is an integral part of the human experience. By embracing change with resilience, adapting to new circumstances with an open heart and mind, and seeking growth amid transformation, we can navigate life’s ever-changing landscape with grace and purpose.

As we move forward, let’s remember that change is not our adversary but our greatest teacher. It invites us to evolve, to discover our inner strength, and to continually strive for a better version of ourselves. Embrace change, for it is the crucible in which we forge our truest selves.


Have a great rest of your Saturday and I hope you have enjoyed these thoughts!