In life, change is guaranteed. We know flexibility is needed to withstand the push and pull of job changes, relationships, friends, side businesses, etc. But it’s not enough just to be flexible and adapt when needed; you must also know how to take a punch.
Rolling with the punches doesn’t just mean to let difficulties slide by, it means you must have the ability to absorb the blow and move forward. Sometimes change is going to hurt, it could be short lived or it may hurt for a while. But in order to progress, you must bear it. Even if it knocks you to the ground, get up and march onward.