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Peter Terry

Hi Anna
It’s good to see you posting your insights on this matter and quoting me from more than 20 years ago. I certainly continue to endorse the concept of learning to love adversity. It’s a lesson learned through blood, sweat and especially tears but represents almost the essence of mental toughness. It encapsulates everything that is good about not shying away from adversity, nor just tolerating it, but genuinely learning to love adverse situations because they can bring out the best (but perhaps more often the worst) in a person and makes success that much more satisfying. By the way, tennis legend Jimmy Connors was using the expression decades before I did.
Let’s hear more from you.