What does it mean to be tough in this world?
The answer is not in how much you bench press. It's not in how fast you took the corner. It's not in how many notches you have on your bedpost.
The answer is simple.
When life has you backed into a corner, how do you respond? When nothing is going the way it was supposed to, do you throw in the towel or regroup and sail forward?
Can you take a punch from failure right in the jaw, shrug it off, smile and come back for more?
True toughness is proved in response to adversity, not in accomplishment.