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What's your story of dealing with defeat?
"I'm talking to anyone who has been dumped ... not gotten the job you really wanted or received those horrible rejection letters from grad school. You know the sting of losing or not getting something you badly want. When that happens show what you are made of."
Jill Abramson spoke those words to the graduating class at Wake Forest University on Monday. A week earlier, Abramson was fired from top newsroom position at the New York Times.
The former Times executive editor devoted her speech to being resilient in the face of struggle and loss. You can see the entire 11-minute speech below (courtesy of the Washington Post).
We're betting you, too, have story of disappointment and determination. Share it with the Public Insight Network and we'll create a feed of the best ones. You can also email, tweet or put this link on Facebook as a way to gather inspiring stories from your friends and associates.