To survive in life and in business, one must be tough. It’s a prerequisite. You cannot give in and fall apart when pressure and tough decisions arrive at your door. Battle them out! Find your inner strength; be tough! Come up with an action plan. Defend your position! Set goals. As Shark Tanks businessman, Robert Herjavec says ” A goal without a timeline is simply a dream.” Reflecting back to my Mother’s words, “Hard times don’t last always. This too will pass” gives me strength. What great advice that will never go out of style! Aren’t Mothers wise? Short and simple advice is best and easy to remember. Here goes. To survive, you must be a tough cookie. If not, you’ll be eaten by the sharks (and I am not referring to the Shark Tank panelists).