Although the author is unknown, the thought is significant. “The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It’s about what you’re made of, not the circumstances.”
Leaders often face physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual circumstances that drain them of energy.
Interestingly, the circumstances (boiling water) provide benefit; the potato softens and the egg hardens making them palatable, thus beneficial to eat.
Our circumstances may soften or harden us, but we should always benefit for the betterment of our leadership.