How does one respond when pushed? What is the response to this stimulus? Interestingly enough, there is absolute universality in how the "push" stimulus will illicit response. From a thermodynamic and kinetic point of view, dynamic equilibrium will always be at play when restoring an imbalance. It is a natural law that things will try to maintain the most energetically favorable state. Are we any different? Do we not intrinsically obey this same law, not in a deterministic manner, but one of simple logistical contiguity. When we face adversity do we not automatically attempt to offset this inciting event? As humans, we have this interesting will to try and reach equilibrium in some way, in any way, when pushed off balance. What happens during this time between push and balance? I say this is where the "magic" happens, this is where we get to see what we are made of. Indeed, if we are never pushed off balance, or if we never have to operate out of our comfort zone, how can any true confidence exist. It is by these imbalances and deviations from equilibrium that force us into a compensatory state. During this time of regaining balance we can truly come to be defined. Confidence and surety cannot be born in absence of dissonance. Welcome that which is of trial and tribulation; these conditions are the only source from which strength and confidence can be constituted.