If you want to understand adversity, take two identical acorns from the
same oak tree and plant them in two different locations. Plant the first
in the middle of a dense forest, and the other on a hill by itself.
Here's what will happen. The oak standing on a hillside is exposed to
every storm and gale. As a result its roots plunge deep into the earth and
spread in every direction, even wrapping themselves around giant boulders.
At times it may seem the tree isn't growing fast enough - but the growth
is happening under ground. It's as if the roots know they must protect the
tree from the threatening elements.
What about the acorn planted in the forest? It becomes a weak, frail
sapling having to compete with giant oaks for nutrients and space. And
since it is protected by its neighbors, the little oak doesn't sense the
need to spread its roots for support.
Don't be afraid of adversity welcome it! That's your sure-fire route to