Overcoming Obstacles

Setbacks happen sometimes when we least expect them: an accident while at the gym, a breakup with a partner, a failed business attempt, even a stolen bike. Our conscious decision of how we react to these personal problems though determines whether or not we are able to rise above them and drive forward towards success. With the right attitude, setbacks can even be used to make us stronger – taking that negative energy, seeing it as a challenge, setting new goals, and transforming the perceived negative experience into a positive one. Setbacks won’t go away, unless of course we stop trying entirely. To come out on top, it’s important to continue pushing past any perceived barriers and working towards becoming the person we want to become, no matter who or what comes trying to knock us down. After all, “the vast majority of the time, what we think are our limitations, are far inside our real limitations.” -Albert Frantz, pianist