Pity the Man

 

Pity the Man

Pity the Man

Pity the Man

It’s a basic human fact: Adversity breeds success for those willing to conquer it.
We live in a changing world—especially in the West. Entitlement has crept into our collective mindset. More and more people are expecting results without putting in the work. But a recent growth of self-entitled attitudes aren’t going to change fundamental truths of nature brought on by millions of years of human evolution.
No matter what, to get the results you want, you must suffer. You must fall, fail, and experience setbacks to learn rudimentary truths about life and success within it. You must face and battle Resistance. You must work and endure hard times to get better at your craft—whether it is athletics, art, business, being a Soldier, etc.

Pity the Man

Pity the Man

From that suffering you’ll find yourself. You’ll learn your limits or lack thereof. You’ll learn how to fall and get back up. You’ll learn to adapt to your environment. That’s what separates the Michael Jordans and Bill Gates’ of the world from the ones who will quickly be forgotten about.

As writer Steven Pressfield put it, “It’s better to be in the arena, getting stomped by the bull, than to be up in the stands or out in the parking lot.”

About jbarry

I am a United States Navy Veteran. I served during the Vietnam War from 1973-1975. I was an Aviation Structural Mechanic "E". I was raised in South Boston "Southie" Massachusetts and I now live in Lancaster, MA. My interests are photography, sailing, building and repairing computers, cars, the great outdoors, traveling and now website design. I recently graduated Mount Wachusetts Community College, I received an Associate of Science Degree in Automotive Technology. I have attended Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston State Collage and Massasoit Community College. I have a CompTIA "A+" Certificate and a CHDP title. I have retired from The Department of Revenue where I was a System Analyst. I have worked for HP under contract to The Bank of America as a Field Engineer.
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