Soldiers and successful people share this one thing.
See, soldiers fight, and scrape, and bleed, to stay alive.
And all successful people, fight, and scrape, and bleed, to make something where nothing existed before.
Soldiers and successful people share the simple fact that they have both faced adversity.
Shared adversity binds people together.
“I am frequently asked if I miss the Army. I suppose the answer would have to be yes, but what I miss the most is the camaraderie of those who have suffered great adversity. This is the bond that links all old soldiers. Not surprisingly, it is also the bond that links successful people. Success without adversity is not only empty . . . it is not possible.”
-Andy Andrews, The Seven Decisions