Napoleon Hill, personal success guru of the early 1900’s, often spoke and wrote of the “seed of advantage” present in every difficult situation.
He contends that every adversity contains within it a seed of equivalent advantage, even if initially hidden. Hill studied success and failure for decades and discovered a pattern that all people who eventually succeed always look for that seed. And once discovered, they nurture and develop that seed to their advantage and eventually reap a harvest of success and contribution to the world.
Every adversity contains within it a seed of equivalent advantage.
Jim Carrey’s famous funny faces that have brought laughter to millions got their start when Jim was young and his mother was very sick and bed ridden. He started making faces for her as a kid just to see her laugh.
Agatha Christie was dyslexic as a child. The tenacity and ambition she used to overcome dyslexia strengthened her to become one of the world’s most famous authors.
Winston Churchill had a speech impediment—he stuttered. So to overcome stuttering, Winston practiced speeches, debates, arguments thoroughly and well in advance. In doing so he became more knowledgeable and fluent on the issues than anyone else, which gave him a tremendous edge over other leaders. He became Prime Minister of England and spoke with authority when he boldly declared to his country, “Never, ever, ever, ever, ever give up!”
“Never, ever, ever, ever, ever give up!” -Winston Churchill