There is a very interesting and quite applicable law in the book: “Tough times never last, but tough people do”!
If we are facing challenges in life or problems or difficulties, law of potatoes will be helpful for us. It is said that: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”
Roert Schuller says that people are like Potatoes!. Farmers have to ‘categorize’ potatoes after the harvest.
Potatoes come in different sizes i.e. small, medium and large. Hence, if a farmer intends to get maximum value after sales, potatoes need to be arranged based on their sizes before shipping them to the market.
In order to ship potatoes to the market, potatoes are to be put into different bags based on their categories, after which they are loaded into trucks. This is the method that most of the potato farmers use in order to get maximum amounts from sale of potatoes.
However, there was one farmer who was different. He never sorted his potatoes i.e. he never categorized them according to their size but always managed to get maximum sales!
How is that possible? Can you get maximum sales without sorting out potatoes as per their sizes?
So, one of the farmers went to this person and asked him “What is your secret? How can you earn maximum without sorting or categorizing potatoes according to their size?”
He said, “It’s simple. I just load up the wagon with potatoes and take the roughest road to town from my village. During the long trip, the little potatoes always fall to the bottom".
The medium potatoes land in the middle, while the big potatoes rise to the top. So, the categorization is done based on the rough road”
This is the law of potato: Difficulties of life are there to make us better and not bitter.
It is a law of life. Big potatoes rise to the top on rough roads, and tough people rise to the top in rough times. When we face difficulties in life, we need to remember that every season in life will pass. We can be happy in life, no matter what.
After night, there is morning. There is sun rise after every sunset. Likewise, after every period of difficulty, there is peace. We need to remember:
Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do!
We would highly recommend to read this small 120 page book (Tough time never last, but tough people do) to every one who is facing difficulties in life.