Turning Setbacks Into Success
In the first chapter of his book Rebounders: How Winners Pivot from Setback to Success, U.S. News & World Report Chief Business Correspondent Rick Newman quotes German philosopher Nietzsche, who unbeknownst to many (including yours truly) brought us the oft-cited aphorism: "What doesn't kill me makes me stronger." In Newman's territory, this is no mere throw-away. Newman evokes how Nietzsche viewed his suffering as a gift that gave him "an intense appreciation for life and helped him achieve the kinds of extraordinary insights he needed for his philosophical work, in which he frequently questioned and skewered accepted values."
Nietzsche, in other words, was a world-class rebounder.
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