This was one of Robert E. Lee’s favorite words to live by, per Robert Winston. One has to put a lot of trust into this saying, to bear bad fortune well and expect something good to come out of it. The hardest time is right as the bad events are happening. Which leads me to believe that I must be mentally prepared, at any time, to suffer bad fortune. To be prepared to look for the best way to respond and forever carry hope that good fortune will be found in my challenges and struggles. As a leader, I owe it to myself and those around to do so.