Unilateral Charisma

The Point

Lifting and encouraging people must happen in any situation if it is to happen in the darkest situation.

When things are easy, we easily become lazy. When things are tough, we easily curse. On-purpose happiness, however, is not only contagious—it is unilateral. Happiness is only real when it is a choice made regardless of its backdrop of circumstance.

While difficult situations test and strengthen our skill for emotional self-control, they also prove whether our happiness is real. A diamond cut is a diamond through and through. A water glass once spilled spills water, not anything else, not even diamonds.