There will be failures and crises. Success depends on how you meet them. I’ve launched new ventures that failed miserably, been wracked by self-doubt, had would-be partners betray me and been through some of the darkest moments of my life. In every case, it was the inner clarity of my mission that helped me decide what to do and gave me the strength to make the right decision. Without fail, my crises turned into opportunities that led to growth. That’s because life wants us to grow, and continually presents us with new challenges that help us live up to our responsibility vis-à-vis ourselves and our world.