A fist is not dangerous at rest.
Let me explain.
A fist at rest, is at best, just a hand. It only becomes dangerous when it is cocked back and swung; when it has the opportunity to gain momentum.
Momentum can be explained as mass in motion.
A stone at rest can't hurt you, but when that stone is set in motion, and hurled towards you, it has the potential to leave a lasting scar on you.
There’s another kind of momentum, though, that not a lot of people talk about.
Momentum as energy in motion.
In your career as a young person, there are times when momentum is on your side. These are the high times. You have the energy, all you have to do is set it in motion. It's the greatest thrill you'll ever know.
In these moments, where momentum is on your side, run as fast as you can in the direction the momentum is carrying you: work harder, work longer hours, capitalize on opportunities, say yes to everything. Leave an indelible mark.
But, when you look up to find the momentum is against you, you're in your low times, have the wherewithal to call time out, to take a step back, to rest, to recharge, to take inventory, to say no.
Find a good, warm place to hide while the wolves pass you by.