“The Secret Of Change Is To Focus All Of Your Energy, Not On Fighting The Old, But On Building The New.”- Socrates
Napoleon saw Italy but not the Alps. He had an objective, and he knew where he was going. The Alps were simply something to be crossed en route.
Washington saw the Hessians massed at Trenton. He didn’t see the Delaware choked with ice. A frozen river was simply a challenge to be overcome on the way to a victory.
Young people intent on improving their lives and earning college degrees will hold a strong image of “graduation day” in their minds. The exams, long nights of study, and jobs that must be done to pay for tuition and room and board are simply the price that is paid in exchange for a great reward.
A mother about to give birth has her mind and heart wrapped around the baby sh will soon hold in her arms. The agony of childbirth is simply something that must be endured to experience the joy of new life.
Many people have a tendency to focus on the obstacles that loom in front of them. But the truly successful will focus on the objectives – the goals, the reasons, the dreams – that lie beyond the obstacles.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.