Life keeps coming at you and you can't dodge the fast balls. You can't afford to drop off to sleep and fall out of the saddle. You have to ride that wave, suck that lozenge, and deal with the big deals. No time for whining, wishful thinking, or self-pity. Just do what needs doing. Be ruthless in deciding without delay, and stick with the consequences. Don't let them run over you--beat them into submission! Your life is measured by how well you fight the battle. Some of it is euphoric joy, some of it is grim, some of it is sheer grit, endurance, and nerve. But all of it is won by facing it head on.