Adam Feit

Coordinator of Physical and Mental Performance

- Springfield College

A young man went to his father and complained about

how his life was too hard. He didn’t know how he was going to

make it. He wanted to give up. He was tired of fighting and

struggling. He wanted to throw the towel in once and for all. It

seemed that as he solved one problem, a new one arose.

His father took him to the kitchen, where he filled three

pots with water and placed them on heat. Soon the pots came

to a boil. In the first, he placed carrots. In the second, he

placed eggs. In the third, he placed ground coffee. He let them

sit and boil without saying a word. In about twenty minutes,

he turned off the burners. He grabbed the carrots out and

placed them in a bowl. He pulled the eggs out and placed them

in a bowl. Then he ladled the coffee out into a bowl. Turning to

his son, he asked, “What do you see?”

“Carrots, eggs, and coffee,” the young man replied. The

father brought him closer and asked him to feel the carrots. He

did and noted that they were soft. Then his father asked him to

take an egg and break it. After removing the shell, he observed

the hard-boiled egg. Finally, he sipped the coffee. It tasted

good. He smiled 먹튀검증.

“What does it mean, Dad?” His father explained that

each of these objects had faced the same adversity: boiling

water. But each had reacted differently. The carrot went in

strong, hard and unrelenting. However, it softened in the

water and became weak. The egg had been fragile. But, after

being boiled, its inside became hard! The ground coffee beans

were unique, however. While in the boiling water, they had

changed the water.

“Which are you? When adversity knocks on your door,

how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee

bean?”

Athlete Huddle

When did adversity knock on your door? How did you

respond?

Coach Huddle

What does adversity teach? What have you learned

from struggling?

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