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5 Ways to Fight Discouragement & Confusion, Part 4: Ride the Waves | EP. 74

“Prosperity makes monsters and adversity makes men.

// Chad Zueck


On EP. 74 of the Men of Iron Podcast, Chad and Garret continue the discussion on the “5 Ways to Fight Discouragement & Confusion.” On Part 4, “Ride the Waves,” we talk about what it takes to fight through adversity. As men we are either in the midst of a storm, coming out of a storm, or about to go into a storm. It takes grit and determination to ride the waves.

“Prosperity makes monsters and adversity makes men.” // Chad Zueck

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  • EP. 74, “Ride the Waves” is all about fighting through adversity
  • Prosperity makes monsters and adversity makes men. C. N. Zueck
  • Adversity makes a man because he’s been tested, he has become resilient, he’s learned hard work, he’s been sharpened, and he’s leaning forward
  • “Over time, grit is what separates fruitful lives from aimlessness.” John Ortberg
  • Grit- means bravery, pluck, mettle, backbone, spirit, strength of character, strength of will, moral fiber, steel, nerve, fortitude, toughness, resolve, perseverance, endurance.
  • Encouragement-
    • We will do a deep dive into the word “encouragement.” It basically means “to put heart in”
    • We know this by the opposite. If someone “loses heart” they are not encouraged so they give up.