Setbacks

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“A setback has often cleared the way for greater prosperity. Many things have fallen only to rise to more exalted heights. “

– Seneca, Letter XCI

Most of the time, when something “bad” happens, we tend to get really pessimistic and imagine that it’s the end of the road, that things won’t work out, that we are doomed and so on. That’s our initial reaction anyway. But if we can keep calm for a second and try to see things through, we will see that there is a lesson in there. Something that we must learn and something that needs to be adjusted for us to continue.

Without failure there can’t be success. Without setbacks we won’t know that there adjustments to be made. Remember what Seneca said a few hundred years ago. And try to clear the way to greater prosperity. You deserve it, and there are many people depending on you. So don’t give up.

Fall down, and rise up to more exalted heights. Clear the way. You are almost there. Hang on. And most important Don’t give up