Sometimes despair and/or tragedy can plant the seed for success when you least expect it. A lost job can lead to new avenues that might not have been taken under different circumstances. Loss of a loved one might stir up emotions that lead to the writing of great literature in an effort to find closure. A homeless man singing to sooth his soul might be heard by the right ears, leading to a career that might have never been. Sometimes rather than letting life get you down, it might be wise to reach inside and embrace your pain and let the emotions flow. I honestly believe in each of us, there is an artist, a musician, a poet that is struggling to be noticed. Look around yourselves and observe the rags to riches stories that came about due to some hardship that planted the seed of success. Those are the stories that can be a source of inspiration for us all. For all of those people that have turned sorrow into success, I wish you the best.