“Rough seas make stronger sailers. Tough times build stronger people.” – Robin Sharma.
Let’s face it, we hate facing difficulties of any kind. We feel that life would be a lot better if we just didn’t have them. When I feel that way, I think of this quote that my dad repeats to me all the time. It’s a very “dad” thing to do, but unbelievably logical. Smooth seas don’t push a sailor to learn, to improve. We need rough seas. While this notion doesn’t really help soothe the irritation brought by life’s challenges, it does help us understand why we need them.