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How to Design a Life Worth Smiling About: Developing Success in Business and in Life by Darryl Davis

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CHAPTER 12

A SETBACK IS A SETUP FOR A COMEBACK

Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.

—Albert Szent-Györgyi, biochemist (1893–1986)

Obstacles in our path may be opportunities to improve our condition. There is an old fable that talks about a king in ancient times who purposely placed a boulder on a roadway. He then hid himself and watched to see whether anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the wealthiest merchants and courtiers of the kingdom came by and simply walked around the boulder. Many of them loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear, but none of them did anything about getting the stone out of the way. Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon ...

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