Everyone eventually faces adversity.
Adversity is often a positive thing, even thought it certainly doesn’t feel like it when we are facing it. Adversity is what defines us. It is easy to have a great attitude, a strong work ethic and a positive outlook when things are going well. The question is how do you stand up to tough times?
Which reminds me that I once went to a wedding where the groom’s speech was essentially a mediation on “failing better.” Seriously.
It’s been said many times that failure is the first step to success. And it is darkest before the dawn.