Life is going to happen to each of us, however, it has been said, "it isn't what happens to us in life that dictates our success or failure, it is our response to it". This article discusses my decisions to pit myself against adversity and use it as a stepping stone rather than give up on myself, hopes, goals, dreams and aspirations. It is my life's journey in pursuit of greatness and excellence despite seemingly endless obstacles in the way of my success.