Why our challenges and setbacks are necessary for success.
This idea came from me listening to Eminem’s new album Kamikaze on repeat. Needless to say, I’m lowkey obsessed with it.
Fanboying aside, I wanted to discuss the idea of how we can “turn setbacks into comebacks” as my pastor Rick Warren always says in his sermons.
Key idea: our greatest successes usually come from our greatest setbacks. If you study any successful person, there will usually be a huge setback that came before their breakthrough. This is the fuel for their fire.
Something that crushes weak people is simply motivation for the strong. And the difference between a weak person and a strong person is simply their mindset on how they see the challenge.
“Seventeen-time all-star; scorer of 81 points in a game; MVP; and a shooting guard second only to Jordan in league history: Kobe Bryant is one of basketball’s absolute greatest players, a fascinating and complicated character who knew when he was a mere boy that he would be better than Jordan on the court.
The debate about whether he achieved that is a furious one – but Kobe has surpassed Jordan on the all-time scoring list and has only one less championship than Jordan (five to Jordan’s six).