Overcoming Obstacles

We all feel fear from time to time, and that’s okay. “Feel the fear and do it anyway” goes the saying. One way I’ve learned to overcome fear is to keep this thought always at the back of my mind: Winning is nothing more than rising each time you fall. We should worry less about failing and more about the chances we miss when we don’t even try. After all, many of the people we most admire failed many times.

Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times.

Albert Einstein didn’t talk until he was four.

Beethoven’s teacher considered him a hopeless composer

Louis Pasteur was graded mediocre in chemistry

Marie Curie experienced near financial ruin before the creating the field of nuclear chemistry and forever changing the course of science

Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team when he was a sophomore.

I have come to believe that there are certain hard moments, that, if we are strong in them, will make all the difference down the road of life.

From Sean Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens


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