Overcoming the obstacles that keep you from climbing
Excerpt from In Search of Higher Ground – Chapter 2
Whatever your dream or goal is, whatever the road you want to climb, you can be assured there will be opposition. I heard an inspiring story of a 10-year-old girl named Sarah. Sarah was born with a muscle missing in her foot. This unfortunate tragedy caused her to continually be in a brace. She arrived home one day from her elementary school and told her Dad that she had competed in “Field Day,” a day designed with a variety of competitive events for the kids. Because of her leg support, the father’s mind raced as he tried to think of some encouraging words to give to his daughter. Thinking, that with her brace, she probably did not do so well in the competitions. But before he could get out a word, the daughter said, “Daddy, I won two of the races!” The dad couldn’t believe it. The daughter went on to say, “But daddy, I had an advantage.” The father thought to himself that the teachers must have given her a head start because of her brace. Before he could say anything, the little girl blurted out, “My advantage was that I had to try harder.”
That little 10-year-old girl figured out something that thousands of people are still struggling with daily. She knew that she had obstacles and circumstances that made her situation different. But instead of quitting or making excuses for herself, she simply tried harder. Each one of us has our own set of circumstances, obstacles, and oppositions. They stand there like a schoolyard bully taunting our dreams and keeping us from moving forward…
As you make your decision to search for Higher Ground, you will run into a variety of obstacles ranging from fear to insecurity to overwhelming circumstances. However, if you will choose to exchange the lies for the truth and begin to build up your confidence, it will not matter what you face as you climb the mountain to your dreams. Your momentum will be so strong that any obstacle will seem like a small bump in your personal path of success.
Until next time,
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.
– Norman Vincent Peale
Posted on February 16, 2010, in choices, Habits, Leadership, Personal Growth and tagged Effective Leader, Higher Ground, Leadership, motivation, overcoming fear, overcoming obsticles, passsion, Personal Growth, take action, try harder, Unlock Potential. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.