We can either react to adversity or wilfully choose our response, as Viktor Frankl famously said
I remember the moment as though it happened yesterday. About a decade ago, I was diagnosed with cancer. The lab results from that morning’s tests came in just as I was on an evening call with colleagues in the US, trying to decide on a seemingly important but actually trivial corporate matter. The fear when I read the report was so visceral that I abruptly ended the call, without proffering a reason to my astonished co-workers. They found out why only much later.