So many of the greatest books ever written from the Bible to “Meditations” to “War And Peace” to “Man’s Search For Meaning” share a common theme. That is: we can’t control our circumstances, we can only control our response.

If that’s true, shouldn’t we spend far less time insulating or distracting ourselves from circumstances? And far more time training ourselves to be ready for them? That way, when adversity hits–and it will–we can be proud of how we responded. How we kept our cool. How we helped. How we loved. How we made a difference.

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