“May those who curse you be cursed, and those who bless you be blessed.”
~ Genesis 27:29

When Isaac blesses Jacob, he bequeaths his son the same blessings received from his father Abraham.

Why mention the curses before the blessings?

Because one of life’s paradoxes is that difficulty precedes triumph, obstacles pave the road of successful journeys and great people initially face opposition. The converse is usually true as well.

Everyone tends to want the world on a platter and life constantly sweet. Part of growing up – and being successful – is accepting that’s not going to happen.