Elderly man gets job as delivery driver not expecting homeowner to record footage of him struggling

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.I don’t know how old that saying is, but I’ve heard it many times throughout my life. And it always makes me pause and reflect.What would I do if things ever got tough? Would I give myself a lecture and do whatever had to be done?I hope so.But I’m sure many will notice there are a whole lot of people in this world who have the exact opposite attitude. They will just lie back on the sofa and hope someone else will solve their problems.

And granted, there are people who can do no more than that.And then there are the people who probably should be lying on the sofa, but they are tough. They have a strength of character that would never allow them to cave when things get difficult. They just become more determined that whatever it takes, they will face and overcome the challenges in front of them.Some would call this willpower. Or determination. Or evenselfcontrol.PositivePsychology defines willpower this way:

At the core of willpower is the ability to resist short-term temptations and desires in order to achieve long-term goals.”And the American Psychological Association calls it this:“The conscious, effortful regulation of the self, by the self.”Seeing people like this, people who push on despite the odds is humbling.We have an example of such a person in Larry, a delivery driver in Utah.

And Larry’s willpower, his proof that the tough get going when things get tough, made an impression on one woman in particular as well as his community.As many of us are doing these days, Jennifer Weiss of Weber County, who Fox News calls a Good Samaritan, had done her grocery shopping online. Little did she know what would happen when that order was deliveredWhen talking to ABC4 News, she admitted,“It made me kind of feel guilty, to have someone else deliver stuff, just cuz’ I didn’t want to go to the store.”

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