This is a paraphrase of what Horace said so may years ago, and he was absolutely right! Although I used a somewhat comedic photo in this post to illustrate the point, it is still a very important point to make. It's been proven time and time again by individuals and countries, that when the chips are down and it seems like the sky is falling, new ideas are born. When everything is going smoothly we learn very little. And such is life; I've been through rough times, including family deaths, divorce and bankruptcy. But these were the times I grew as a person and came up with a plan for success. You see, it's not the success that gets to where you want to go, it's the person you had to become in order to get there.
Feeling down and out? Time to bring your "genius" to the forefront and come up with some great ideas. Write them in the comments if you feel so inclined.