Some Will Rise
Updated: Feb 16, 2020
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
It’s in that moment, when things aren’t going well when we get to find out who you really are.
When we get to look into your soul and see what you’re made of
When we get to see whether your talk is cheap
Whether you’re true to your word and can keep your promise.
Whether you have the strength of will
It's in that moment, when we get to see what you really value
What you really stand for, not just in word, but also in deed.
Everyone is happy when things are going well, but when things begin to falter, the truth is quickly revealed, some will stay and others will run.
Some will rise above and conquer
Others will look for a way out, for an excuse
Some will double down, dig their heels it, and go to work to make things right
Others will opt for the most basic of the animal instincts, self-preservation
And often it’s a matter of personal character, you either have it in you or you don’t, you will either rise or fall, it’s ingrained in your DNA.
Other times, you have to look yourself in the mirror and choose, who do you want to be?
Because it really is as simple as making a decision
But a decision often means commitment and we are terrified of commitment
Because commitment means responsibility
And responsibility comes with sacrifice and sometimes even hardship
And accepting the hardships, knowing that the struggle is ultimately worth it, is not always easy.
And we seem to live in a culture of easy,
It seems we’d much rather just settle for ‘what makes us happy’ – regardless of the consequences or the lives that might be impacted as a result
Because what you say and what you do, has real life consequences
So be careful with the company you keep
If you fall, will there be anyone there to catch you?
And in turn, should someone need you, will you run, or be one of the few that can be relied upon?
One of the very few that will rise above
Maybe its time for that reality check, to be honest with your self - what are you really truly made of?