“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” — Nelson Mandela
Both this weblog and the company behind it were developed in response not to one single fall but instead in response to series of failures. A failure by this great nation known as America to provide enough quality jobs to allow college graduates the opportunities to utilize our degrees. A failure on my part to focus more on securing a solid job following graduation than I did on taking leadership positions at my alma mater. A failure by companies to pay college graduates salaries that allow them to live comfortably while still being able to pay off the debt that sometimes result in decades of financial turmoil.
Fortunately, just as President Mandela said, the glory comes in rising – This nation’s rise to greatness after wars fought for freedom, both in and outside of our borders; My taking control of my future by starting my own company; The undergraduate student who took the steps to insure that she had a graduate school acceptance letter in hand before she received her degree. The collective use of reasoning and determination to rise above adversity is what sets human beings apart from every other species on this planet. Play on that differentiation and rise to greatness after the hand you were dealt seems to fall short of your expectations. I guarantee you will not be disappointed. The rise after the greatest fall is the one that develops the most strength and character.