The External Battle
“No battle plan ever survives contact with the enemy.”
Helmuth von Moltke
Our Life Plan is in place. Now it is time for us to put it into action. We can expect to be tested and stretched. In any story, there comes a point when the hero becomes lost in the lonely wilderness that the Hero's Journey calls “The Belly of the Whale.” This is the point in your journey where you are likely to face trials. You are building up your experience and skills in preparation for the Supreme Ordeal. The next two chapters are dedicated to the exploration of the external and internal challenges we face and strategies to deal with them.
The Belly of the Whale describes the process of getting worn down and having to demonstrate your resilience ...