Growing up, most of us have been told that anything is possible, and we can be anything we want to be. While this is true, Manjit Minhas warns, it’s not going to come easy, and it is not handed over to anyone. She’s a remarkable example that anyone can achieve anything, but she learned a lot of hard lessons along the way, including the fact that, frankly, life simply isn’t fair sometimes.

The entrepreneurs that ultimately succeed are not going to be the ones that were handed fortunate circumstances. They’re going to be the ones that realize that the odds are stacked against them, but that’s okay. Thriving despite the odds is not going to be easy, but those who put in the work, and have the perseverance and grit to get there, will eventually be rewarded for it.