Accept that it’s a part of your life (at least for now) and that you’ll be facing struggles that most others won’t.Don’t obsess over how it’s not “fair.” Rather, learn to live with the adversity without feeling bitter about it.
A copyright-infringement suit forced Scour into bankruptcy but Kalanick was undeterred.Now he’s going up against AT&T and Verizon as chairman of Sprint, which Softbank acquired a controlling interest in two years ago.Related: The True Meaning of ' Entrepreneur' Son was actually an early investor in Alibaba, the ecommerce giant founded by former English teacher Jack Ma in his apartment in Hanzhou, China.The quarterback who breaks his spine during a football game and is suddenly stuck in a wheelchair faces a number of new challenges and a drastic change to the way he lives his life.There are less drastic but similarly problematic types of physical adversity, as well.The business world will chew you up and spit you out. The area known as Hawk’s Hill is named after the many red-tail hawks that live here. They’re carnivorous predators that mate for life and don’t seem to mind being around humans one bit. High winds are frequent here and it’s not uncommon to see them soar high into the sky on warm air currents or use their enormous wingspans to fly against powerful winds exceeding 50 mph.The prevalence of these raptors all across North America is largely a result of how well the species has adapted to adversity, challenge, and competition in its ecosystem.Like Son, Ma started with nothing, faced enormous obstacles, and still managed to create Alibaba with 17 friends and their combined wealth of ,000.Today, Ma is the richest man in China and Alibaba is worth more than Oracle, Disney, Coca-Cola, AT&T and Amazon.The one thing we all had in common is that none of this stuff came easy and the only reason we did as well as we did is because we had the guts, determination, and stick-with-it-ness to keep fighting and never give in to hardship.Make no mistake: we didn’t succeed in spite of the challenges we faced.