In my line of work, there’s a lot of tough guys (and ladies). As people advance, there’s an expectation that we mature in our skill, but more so in the humility that controls it. As we’ve been promoting people in various classes the last few weeks, I’m reminded that toughness is not so much about being able to “deal it out.” I watch so many people cause pain, drama, injury, and attack on others, simply because it makes them feel powerful.
The definition of toughness for me is in the people that can withstand attack, either physically or mentally and keep coming back; they remain vigilant and unstoppable regardless of other people’s ignorance and malice.
These are the resilient people I choose to align with and support…these are the tough ones…