When the Going Gets Tough ….I think I’ll
Wait. That’s right my friends. I find just waiting it out works most of the time. None of this ‘the tough get going’. I suppose when I was younger and had more energy the ‘get going’ part was easier. Inspiring and energizing even. But oh my, now just waiting it out seems smarter.
The saying is attributed by some to Joseph Kennedy, legendary father to President John F. Kennedy (1888-1969) and to Knute Rockne who was a football player and a pretty smart man (one of his most famous sayings was, ‘Win this one for the Gipper which was famously used throughout early era movies.)
Now the idea is that when difficult situations arise, people of strong character don’t just lie around and complain but get going to solve the problem, which is fine for all you energy sodden folk.
I used to take the need to get going rather seriously but with the wisdom that comes with years I have discovered most things either resolve themselves or at least present a clearer easier solution when considered. Sometimes old-fashioned ‘pondering’, which, is pretty low energy requirement, works much better. Leaves the mind open to possibilities.
Getting going is such an aggressive approach, even more than the mighty oak which is less aggressive but more resistant, and I prefer to act more like the willow tree gently bending in the winds of life.
See there I go again making it sound like I know what I’m doing; that in the spice rack of life I am sage (get it? Get it? Sage/wisdom/smart)
Sometimes it is a wait and ponder situation, and sometimes when events are moving quickly and you fear you have lost control, just picture yourself in a tiny round silver saucer sleigh, hanging on firmly to the handles flying down the slippery slope of life, eyes closed, waiting to stop and having faith that you will survive the journey. No point in worrying after all there is more than one way to win a battle, be the victor, skin a cat,…well you get the idea.