Do not fear adversity. Every squall you are forced to navigate better prepares you for the next storm brewing just over the horizon.
Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
Indeed, it may be advantageous to find yourself adrift in troubled waters rather than relaxing contentedly on shore.
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
When you manage to crawl out of the surf, take whatever time you need to catch your breath and regain your equilibrium. Then build a better ship, and set sail again.
The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.
Rainer Maria Rilke
ABOUT PHIL BOLSTA
Phil is the author of Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, a collection of 45 inspiring, life-changing stories from prominent people he interviewed, including Joan Borysenko, Deepak Chopra, geneticist Dr. Francis Collins, acclaimed sportswriter Frank Deford, Dr. Larry Dossey, Wayne Dyer, Dan Millman, Caroline Myss, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, James Van Praagh, singer Billy Vera, Doreen Virtue, Neale Donald Walsch, and bassist Victor Wooten.
Reading this book is like spending a few minutes face to face with each of the contributors and listening to their personal stories. Click here to read unsolicited testimonials from readers. Learn more by visiting the official Sixty Seconds website.
Sixty Seconds was one of three finalists in the General Interest/How-To category at the 12th annual Visionary Awards presented by COVR (Coalition of Visionary Resources) in Denver on June 27, 2009.