This African proverbs means that the problems you are currently undergoing can as well inspire you to desire success. But how you approached it as a person matters. Think about that. How is it that two people, who have equal opportunities, can go through the same trial or troubles and yet one of them ends up becoming bitter and the other ends up as a person. The problem is not with the challenge they faced. The problem lies in their personalities. What kind of personality do you have. Have you developed the tenacity or toughness to face your challenges with.