Well life to me is sorta like a storm pattern which sometimes is predictable by weather forecasters, but many times becomes violently unpredictable at moments notice. A storm has energy just like your life does, and can build up more from the atmosphere over a duration of time, once this energy decides to spontaneously direct itself at any & all projected paths leading to landfall, there's no telling where it will hit, and how severe the impact will make.
One things for sure though, when the energy from this storm surges, it is going to over take, whatever is in it's way. Similar to Hurricane Irene, we just had in August that ram sacked the East coast of the US. There will also be a calm before & after the storm that has an illusive appearance that everything is quite OK.
That's how life is to me in it's harsh reality at times, & the Irony here is that we have absolutely no way to control any of it, let alone attempt to ride out an abominable storm moving rapidly, or it making a very quiet & peaceful entry. That must be the reason of the phrase " When the going gets tough, the tough must get tougher". In terms of life being like a powerful storm instead of a changing season, I would like to change the previous well known phrase to this.
"When the going gets tough, the tough need to get going." LOL