Mackay: Adversity is the springboard to great achievement

  • by: HARVEY MACKAY
  • Updated: April 27, 2014 - 2:00 PM

To understand adversity, take two acorns from the same tree, as nearly alike as possible — and plant them in two separate locations. Plant one on a hill by itself and the other in a dense forest. The oak standing alone is exposed to every storm. Its roots grow deep in every direction, grasping every rock to support itself from the threatening elements.

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