The same boiling water that softens the potato, hardens the egg

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This beautiful quote always sparks positivity! and reminds us that with our strengths we can surpass any challenge that comes our way.

“The same boiling water that softens the potato, hardens the egg. It’s what you’re made of. Not the circumstances.”

– Unknown

As you are reading this quote and post, regardless of what is going on or has happened, Remember this –

 You are amazing, smart, and awesome!

The basic message of this quote is what makes like it a lot. When a potato is boiled, it becomes soft but when an egg is boiled, the opposite happens!

The same circumstance can be viewed by two people differently; A pessimistic person lets the challenges affect them negatively vs.

The optimistic views even the difficulties as an opportunity with the attitude of What can I do?

So be and bounce back!


  1. REFLECT: Do you let your challenges get to you or do you find ways to get through them?
  2. RESPOND: Remember that you can be Optimistic. You can Pause, breathe and focus your energy on doing something.
  3. INTEGRATE: If things are not going your way now or any time in future, remind yourself that you are Strong, and that you will get through.

We you take time to reflect and write down what you learned from this quote. How will you apply it in your life?


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