If you see an egg hatching and help out the chick instead of letting it hatch on its own, it will grow weak and die in no time. Defeats like this one will make us much stronger. Obvious lessons from last night were: never underestimate any opponent, defend the 3point line and make the ****ing free throws. Also, it was a good reminder of the value Shumpert brings to the team now that he may lose minutes with JR and Baron in the mix.
If you look at history anywhere, the greatest victories were a result of overcoming great challenges. Giants winning the Super Bowl this year is just the most recent example. And I firmly believe we will look back at games like the Hornets and Nets and see that they were part of the puzzle that led us to ultimate victory.
Some quotes for us to keep our faith after suffering for decades!!!:
Success is sweet: the sweeter if long delayed and attained through manifold struggles and defeats (A. Branson Alcott)
To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first (William Shakespeare)
Good timber does not grow with ease. The stronger the wind the stronger the trees (J. Willard Marriott)
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome (Anne Bradstreet)
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved (Helen Keller)
Go without a coat when it's cold; find out what cold is. Go hungry; keep your existence lean. Wear away the fat, get down to the lean tissue and see what it's all about. The only time you define your character is when you go without. In times of hardship, you find out what you're made of and what you're capable of. If you're never tested, you'll never define your character (Henry Rollins)
It's a good thing to have all the props pulled out from under us occasionally. It gives us some sense of what is rock under our feet, and what is sand (Madeleine L'Engle)
If you go in search of honey, you must expect to encounter bees (Thomas Szasz)
Always remember that striving and struggle precede success, even in the dictionary (Sarah Ban Breathnach)
Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought (Napoleon Hill)
Where there is no struggle, there is no strength (Oprah Winfrey)
If there is no struggle, there is no progress. (Frederick Douglass)
The battle of life is, in most cases, fought uphill; and to win it without a struggle were perhaps to win it without honor. If there were no difficulties there would be no success; if there were nothing to struggle for, there would be nothing to be achieved. (Samuel Smiles)