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MAN UP: WELCOME ADVERSITY

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No man is more unhappy than he who never faces adversity. For he is not permitted to prove himself. ~ Seneca

You have no reason to try to prove yourself to others. They really don’t matter in your pursuit, one that should be yours and yours alone.

You have to, however, prove yourself to yourself. That’s how you gain confidence. That’s how you gain power, strength, and character. And a man who never faces adversity can never really know what he’s made of nor what he’s worth.

Seek adversity by aiming higher and persisting. The flaw in many of our pursuits in life is that we think we find meaning. No, meaning is something you create, not by jumping from project to project or job to job, but by sticking it out and creating meaning in the least likely of places.

The profession is irrelevant. The aim has to be high, but the persistence has to be infinite.

Don’t run from adversity, it will always be your best teacher.

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Chad Howse

Chad’s mission is to get you in the arena, ‘marred by the dust and sweat and blood’, to help you set and achieve audacious goals in the face of fear, and not only build your ideal body, but the life you were meant to live.

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