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"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."

Change Your Perspective: Celebrate Challenges

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could, and it could go no further.

So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon.

The butterfly then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings.

The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time.

Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It never was able to fly.

What the man, in his kindness and haste, did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening were Life's way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.

Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our lives. Remember nature needs no help, just no interference. There are processes of life, things we all go through. The struggles are a part of our journey and are preparing us for what awaits. They are preparing us to fly.


Planning To Fail
The story goes that as the Wright Brothers
were experimenting with building the first airplane, they always brought multiple building materials. They knew they were going to crash. They knew they were going to fail.

Change your point of view. Stop thinking of failure as personal damage. Without failure there can be no progress. Use the feedback from failing to make modifications to your plan. Rather than scrapping your goal, get busy finding another way. And like the Wright Brothers, learn that failure is not only inevitable, it's invaluable.

I'm An Unrealistic Optimist
Erik Weihenmayer, 1st Blind Climber To Scale Mt. Everest

"People have the inner resources to become anything they want to be. Challenge (in a person's life) just becomes the vehicle for tapping into those inner resources," begins Eric Weihenmayer. "Life isn't meant to be easy. It (life) is meant to be exciting and challenging. But you've got to understand that it's never going to be easy."


"There are so many ways to climb a mountain. I think people get trapped into thinking about just one way of doing things. Figuring out ways to cross those lines, that's where the adventure lies."

All Business Is People

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