Optimism Thought of the Week
For Sunday, January 15, 2017
A Forced Hand
“We don’t get stronger by always having a good hand, we learn how to master the bad hand we’re dealt.”
By Glennel Hardy
For a while as an adult it appeared that things were moving pretty slow in my life, and it showed no signs of activity at all. I found comfort in what I knew how to do well, and after a while that began to get old, and out of season. I struggle yet today to get out of my comfort zone, and at times I am forced to attempt something new. We never like to be forced to do anything, but at some moments in our life, an act of force turned out to be the blessing that we needed.
How many times was your hand forced, in order to become the person that you are today? Would you had been successful as you are today, if your hand was not forced to make a vital decision? I have had my shares of a bad hand, but it placed me at the most progressive moments in my life, once I learned how to master the hand I was dealt.
A forced hand can either cause us to be stronger and rise to greatness, or it can find an opportunity to weaken us. Out of every forced hand, you have to make the best choice, out of the bad hand that you’re dealt.
Never give up on the hand you’re dealt, but find a way to make the best of it. “We don’t get stronger by always having a good hand, we learn how to master the bad hand we’re dealt.”