Recently I heard a brief presentation that cited a study done on world leaders. The study found that 75 percent of the leaders whose lives were examined had been abused, raised in poverty or had some type of physical impairment. Those things hadn't held these leaders back.
That raises the point for us that it's less about what happens to us—and more about what we do with what happens to us. It's more about how we accept life situations and where we take our lives because of those things.
What cards have you been dealt in your life? Have they held you back? Or propelled you forward? Are you who you are despite those things—or perhaps because of those conditions?
It's worth reflecting on what we do with what we have—and how we face those things that appear to be negatives in our lives.