I find it amazing how people see things so differently. To one person, a sunset can take their breath away because of its magnificent beauty, and to another person it is just the end of the day.
We see things through the filters of our own reality, often not how they really are. Wanting to be a winner is fantastic; determining to be a loser is tragic. Ultimately, succeeding and failing in life boils down to how we want to see ourselves.
“Where the loser saw barriers, the winner saw hurdles.” Robert Brault
Barriers stop our progress; hurdles are there to be overcome! Sometimes we need to stop and look at a barrier and determine to see it as a hurdle. The energy used to get over the hurdle can be immense, but ultimately it is worth it!
Winston Churchill said, “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
Become your own motivator and see things through optimistic eyes. See the opportunity in the hurdle and you will get over it!
So today, turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones and barriers into hurdles.
Have a great day today!
(With thanks to and written by Mike Lacey-Smith)