Can you absorb life’s blows and keep moving forward? When Larry Thornton launched his first McDonald’s, a rival franchise walked in the opening day and disrespectfully proclaimed he would be buying Larry out within six months. Rather than lash out in retaliation, Larry kept his eye on the prize and built a great business. Later the two became good friends. In an ironic twist, Larry eventually bought some of his former rival’s restaurants. All of us will be dealt hard blows by life sooner or later and winning depends on overcoming them.