Rise Up: Face Trials Head On


Our character is shaped not in times of joy but in times of hardship and suffering.

I remember a few years back, when my dad had a heart attack and could no longer manage our hardware business alone. So my mom called to ask me if I could help him out. Initially, I didn’t want to do it. I found managing a hardware too stressful because there was so much inventory, dozens of things to consider and you couldn’t leave the store because clients only wanted to negotiate with the owner. So at first I resisted. But in the end I couldn’t say no to family.

Managing our hardware took me way out of my comfort zone. A few weeks into managing it, I quickly realized it didn’t have a proper system for inventory and finance, and it was bleeding money. I felt like I had stepped into a boat that was sinking fast.

I’m a believer that a person should focus on his passion and do what he loves for a living. Because if you love what you do, you wont have to work a day in your life. But there are times that you need to go through stressful situations and do things you don’t like to do in order to grow. 

Our character is shaped not in times of joy but in times of hardship and suffering.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from that experience, it is this: Rise Up. Face life and the trials it brings head on. Just like gold, you’ll need to go through fire while being hammered and bent into shape to be the best that you can be. Although I didn’t really enjoy managing the family business then, I certainly learned a lot from it. And some of what I learned I am able to use in running my own business now.

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

-Helen Keller

There will be times in your life when you’ll have to do something you don’t want to do. Things that you feel you are not prepared for or that’s beyond your comfort zone. You may be tempted to say no and just pass the baton to the next person. Don’t. Rise up. Say yes to the challenge. Do what you need to.

Things that are unfamiliar will feel uncomfortable at first. But as you rise up to the challenge, as you face it head on, that’s when you’ll grow.

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself into one.

-Henry Davie Thoreau


Are you running away from something?

A responsibility? A job you feel you’re not equipped for? A decision you need to make but cant?

Rise up. Face the challenge. Grow.

Go live a Truly Wealthy life.


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