Sure everyone deals with adversity.
But the mark of nearly every “great” person you know is that they have dealt with great adversity.
Think about it.
The Apostle Paul? Check
Alexander The Great? Check.
George Washington? Booker T. Washington? Corrie Ten Boom?
Make your own list.
You will find greatness never precedes adversity – adversity always comes first.
“My life began to change when I understood that adversity is a common experience of great people. Instead of feeling sorry for myself, I began to get excited. I realized that adversity is more like a toll bridge than an insurmountable roadblock on the way to success. My problems became less invasive—I no longer felt as though they were always going to be there. Unfortunately, many people run from their problems, not realizing that they are necessary stops on the road to the life they want.”
-Andy Andrews, The Seven Decisions