Prepare For Hammer Events and Anvil Events

There is the hammer and the anvil.

The hammer initiates.

The anvil receives.

Events are either initiated by you or they impact you.

Know that your hammer events hit where they are supposed to.  Know that the actions you take will have the desired impact.

Be ready to receive blows you know will come.  Be strong enough to take the hits.

Edwin Markham’s short poem rings true (sorry):

For all your days be prepared, and meet them ever alike. When you are the anvil, bear – when you are the hammer, strike.