I wasn’t going to add something so quickly but in reviewing a post, I ran across this one and had to add it here:
The lesson is this: Don’t tell me the future. I’ve learned, unquestionably, that resilience—not prophecy—is the greatest gift.
That’s from Leading Blog, cut from a speech by Ralph W. Shrader of Booz, Allen, Hamilton. I’ve come to agree with this over the years, even though I’m a hyper anxious seeker of omens. The one thing that separates every successful person or institution from all the rest is resilience, adaptability, perseverence. I’ve never known the future, but I’ve always found it arrives the next day. But you just can’t quit.