I most recently saw Inside Out, a brand-new Disney Pixar film. The role that grief actually plays in happiness was one of its main messages. It’s what gives life its fullness and richness! You have to taste the sour to enjoy the sweet, as the saying goes. We can get the most significance and development out of each experience if we can stop evaluating each moment as good or bad and simply accept it for what it is. Whatever our objectives, they will be met with formidable obstacles. The task of being a decent husband or parent will never be easy. It’s challenging to maintain good health, give back to the community, and, of course, do well in school or at work. In all of our journeys, there will be times when things are really challenging. Because we only fail when we give up trying, the objective needs to be bigger than the situation at hand. Napoleon Hill researched 500 of the most prosperous individuals and women in history, or, to put it another way, the entrepreneurs who helped build the United States. He questioned how they managed to succeed when almost everyone else was having trouble. While there were several conclusions, their ability to maintain a burning passion that stemmed from a clarity of purpose may have been the most potent. This passion gave them the motivation to persevere where others may have given up. We must all identify a purpose for our lives. This goal must be related to who we are as people—to our gifts, ideals, and deepest desires. By doing this, we demonstrate our ability to persevere through difficulties and find the light that is always just around the corner.