On Dealing with Adversity

“Nobody goes through life without encountering obstacles, disappointments, and problems. Nobody can keep from making mistakes or taking a wrong turn. Nobody can escape illness or avoid the specter of failure. Let me point out that coping with success is easy. How you deal with adversity, with failure, and with setbacks will reveal your true character. How nimble you are about getting back on your feet after some large or small disaster or defeat will help you to determine just how far those feet of yours will take you in the world."

Vartan Gregorian, former President of Brown University

Hat tip to Diego at Metacool for the quote.

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Published: October 23, 2006Last updated: October 23, 2006

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