OBSERVATION (character-development)

There is nothing that develops a man’s character more than contending with a specific request and a hard deadline.
“When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.”
— Samuel Johnson
and cf:
“The difficult we do immediately. The impossible takes a little longer.”
— Charles Alexandre de Calonne
keywords: courage, bluster, self-confidence, humor