"A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well." - Unknown I'm wrapping up an exceptionally challenging week. Each year a client I contract for hosts a huge sales meeting for our 200+ representatives. This is the third year I've attended the events. While the meetings are fun, the week typically requires 80+ hours of work, plus constant socializing, which exhausts my introverted self.
What I keep in mind, though, is that everyone has stress. I could complain about how hard my week was, or be thankful for the opportunity and learn from the hard work.