November 13, 2012

Being Up When You're Down

"The test of success is not what you do when you are on top.  It's how high you bounce when you hit bottom."

General George S. Patton
20th century US Army General
Suggested by Business Wisdom reader Ron Hixon

There are many variations of this all saying essentially the same thing.

It's easy to be positive when things are going well, tough when they're not.

How are you in both situations?


  1. Not very good. I can go from feeling great to being completely down in the blink of an eye. Is that normal?

  2. If you mean that literally, probably not. We all have mood swings but not as pronounced or as quickly as you describe.