I know how the flowers felt

The rain to the wind said,
You push and I’ll pelt.’
They so smote the garden bed
That the flowers actually knelt,
And lay lodged–though not dead.
I know how the flowers felt.
-Robert Frost

A priest would read this to my dad and I while we lied in our hospital beds. He’d read, and I’d watch my dad cry. Every time…

We knew how the flowers felt.

We all have been there…but I’m telling you, it’s no excuse to blame the rain and lie there. You’ve been given the gift of adversity. Kick it’s ass.

I promise you…you don’t know what your capable of, until your forced to find out.


Matt Miller
Author: Matt Miller

Matt Miller has done many things in his young life...in addition to just surviving. In 2002, Matt left behind person he once was as his life was suddenly changed forever by a horrendous mountain climbing accident. Diving for his falling father, Matt fell over 4,000 feet before miraculously stopping just short of the ragid cliffs. Through a night of survival and pain, Matt persevered but lost most of his fingers and toes as a result from frostbite. Matt does everything from public speaking, one-on-one consulting, firm strategy, as well as company retreat facilitation. With a seasoned investment background and passion for educating the investment world, Matt also can't resist sharing his comments from time to time on markets. Matt is also an avid runner, successfully completing over 10 marathons without his toes! He is 38 and resides in Phoenix, Arizona.

1 Comment

  1. Luke. Mikulich on March 5, 2020 at 6:11 am

    That’s a really nice post Matt! Very true and inspirational.

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