In "The Setback Cycle," journalist Amy Shoenthal delves into the intricacies of defining moments and their role in propelling us forward.

Through a collection of interviews with prominent business leaders and politicians, Shoenthal dissects the phenomenon of setbacks and their transformative potential.

In her book, she writes, "emerging from a setback feels victorious. Disruption leads to transformation. Posttraumatic growth is based on the new evidence that we can come out stronger and find more meaning in our lives after going through dark times."

According to Shoenthal, hitting rock bottom can often serve as a stimulus for a fresh start.

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