Not sure what I believe, but I know that I’ve made it through some very tough times in the past. Call it God looking over me or the universe, not sure. Maybe it was just a sense of deep inner belief. Who knows?
My latest podcast guest, the inspiring Cal Fussman, once spent a week with Mohammad Ali to prepare for a cover story he was writing for Esquire magazine.
At the end of the week, Mohammad, placed in front of Cal a piece of paper with some notes he had written. When trying to summarize his own life, the struggles, the ups, the downs, and everything he had been through, Mohammad pointed to one particular line:
“God will not place a burden on a man’s shoulders knowing that he cannot carry it.”
When I heard Cal tell this story, I was deeply moved. It made me think of the difficult times I’ve had to face, but more so the gratitude I have for my present life.
What about you? What about your tough times? What have you had to carry in your life? What have you learned about yourself through it all? And how have you come out better on the other side for having gone through it?
To listen to my discussion with Cal Fussman, please click the photo below.
Thanks for reading.
KAUST Faculty, Pedagogical Coach. Presenter & Workshop Leader.IB Educator. #RunYourLife podcast host.