Life is rarely a straight line, and if it were, we’d likely lose all the fun. While each of us tend to personalize success, all of us ultimately discover that it coexists with hard work and struggle. Fortunately, life’s most important lessons are the gifts that emerge from those roadblocks along the way. Learning to accept and appreciate those inevitable challenges has been a guiding principle for me, and its what fuels me to think big thoughts, while at the same time, never forgetting to appreciate the little things that truly make my life deeply meaningful. I admire the work of acclaimed journalist, Laura Vanderkam because she has a knack of challenging the way we think about the important things that bring meaning to our lives. After reading her latest book – All The Money In The World – it was clear to me that no amount of fortune can ever replace the experiences that make your life memorable. Here’s why….