Will You Bend or Break?

Will You Bend or Break? | StephGaudreau.com

“Notice that the stiffest tree is the most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.”

-Bruce Lee

So many times, we want to change our circumstances.

Life’s unfair. Random bad things happen.

If only we could change what’s happening to us, we’d somehow magically be happy. Wrong. 

What if the secret is in our response to those shitty situations, how we choose to reply.

Are we the stiff-branched tree, or are we the willow?

Notice that the willow’s success lies not in its ability to control the wind, but its inherent qualities. 

Be the willow. On the shore of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, New Zealand, 2015.

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