We’re often told it’s hard to succeed while showing “weakness.” What does the word “tough” mean to you now, in that context? I called my book Tough because I had to change what that word meant to me. Most men live their lives trying to settle scores. You’re going to show anyone who ever doubted you — success is the best revenge! When I watched The Last Dance documentary about Michael Jordan — he took everything personally. It was a revenge movie. That’s how you win, but I ended up damaged and hurt with that mentality. Then I read a quote that blew me away. It said that intelligent decision-making sometimes requires us to forget what we’ve lost and reevaluate the situation as it exists today. And I went, wait a minuteI’ve got to let this stuff go. Being tough isn’t about showing people up. Being tough is about examining yourself to the degree that it hurts. You’re doing surgery on yourself, reevaluating your life and decisions. It’s painful, but that’s what tough is. – Terry Crews

Positively Purging-I welcome your feedbacks in the comments and your likes and passing the real life wisdom on to others as I embark on this new venture of “positively purging”, as I know each of these pieces represents something…

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  1. It took me much of my life to recognise the strength in weakness

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