Unwavering Faith vs Brutal Facts – The Stockdale Paradox

This concept was named after Admiral Jim Stockdale, the highest-ranking military officer in the Hanoi Hilton.

The Paradox – when faced with great difficulty, great uncertainty, you need both:

Unwavering faith that you will find a way to prevail in the end & the discipline to confront the most brutal facts you face.

I find it most interesting the response to the question of who didn’t make it out, the “optimists” as they died of a broken heart.

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