“Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.” -Shakespeare
“Embrace The Suck.” -Military Slogan
When trying to do something great, accomplish a goal, make art, make change, we can one hundred percent assume adversity will hit us. And will hit us hard. It’s inevitable. We need to trust that the suck is coming.
But more importantly, we need to trust in our ability to overcome and thrive from the suck. We don’t panic. We don’t fight against it. We lean into it. We embrace it. Because we know and trust that the suck is what makes us stronger. That’s the Stoic principle of Amor Fati. The obstacle to the way becomes the way.