There will always be challenges and trying times in the life of a leader. Sometimes adversity will present itself as a bitter defeat, and other times, it may be just a temporary setback. It is important, however, that we look at adversity as the hottest fire which tempers and forges the strongest steel. Our adversities will often prove to be crucibles that we must endure on the way to being all that we were destined to become. Tough times never last, but tough people do.