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What is to give light must endure the burning.

David Hazeltine
Today's fortune submitted by:
David Hazeltine

Charleston, SC, USA

David Hazelton is the Director of Marketing at Postalytics, where he leads demand generation, content, digital marketing, and events. With a career spanning both agency and client sides, David is skilled in various marketing strategies and sales enablement. He enjoys family time, boating, golf, classic cars, he's a great guy and I am pleased to call him friend!

Trials and Triumphs.

Today’s Marketing Cookie is about finding strength and growth through life's challenges.

In life, we often face challenges and adversities that test our resolve and strength. These moments can feel overwhelming and disheartening, but as the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once said, "What does not kill me makes me stronger." Every hardship we face is an opportunity to become stronger, more resilient, and shine brighter.

Friedrich didn’t just sit in a parlor wearing a velvet smoking jacket, thinking of clever things to say. He lived it. Throughout his life, he endured debilitating physical problems, including severe migraines, constant nausea, and vision problems. He also faced the early death of his father, rejection from the woman he loved, and strained relationships with friends and family. These challenges led to frequent periods of isolation and chronic depression.

It's through such trials that we learn the true extent of our capabilities. Just as steel is made stronger by enduring intense heat and fire, Nietzsche's famous quote reflects his belief in the transformative power of overcoming challenges and his conviction that suffering can lead to personal growth and strength. Each challenge we confront in life sets a glowing example for those around us, showing them that it's possible to emerge from adversity stronger and more determined.

As we achieve greater accomplishments in our careers, promotions and financial rewards often come our way. However, with these rewards come greater responsibilities and increased expectations, presenting new challenges. We must continually prove ourselves worthy of the opportunities we are granted. By the age of 24, Nietzsche was appointed a professor of classical philosophy at the University of Basel, a remarkable achievement for someone so young. Unfortunately, his health issues persisted, forcing him to take frequent leaves of absence and eventually resign, leading to financial instability and a sense of professional failure.

Despite the immense personal suffering and adversity Nietzsche faced in his life, his brilliance shined through, and his philosophical contributions have had a lasting impact on modern thought. His philosophies, tested by fire and proven in life, serve as a beacon of hope and inspiration for all of us. He has shown that every time you find your way through the darkest situations, your light shines even brighter. In those challenging moments, always remember the wisdom in today's fortune: "What is to give light must endure the burning."

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David Hazeltine

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Charleston, SC, USA

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