On the Value of Being Challenged

Henry Ford said, “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” His words speak to the importance of challenges, difficulties, problems and complications to the great leaders’ growth in achieving the heights of their dreams and ambitions. These are the opportunities that allow you to stretch your wings to move forward. They teach you to maneuver and find new paths on your journey ahead. They test your courage and willingness to change. They teach you resilience. They enable you to find wisdom in the learnings enjoyed in their resolution. They are the magical keys that open your mind, heart and soul to your greatest potential.

It is said that we don’t grow when things are easy. Seneca wrote, “Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.” May you face your life’s challenges and obstacles with confidence, positivity and excitement knowing that they are the beautiful stepping-stones to achieving your life’s purpose and meaning. As Ralph Waldo Emerson counsels, “Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.” May you take off into the winds and fly higher than you ever dreamed. Your best is yet to come.

Have a beautiful day and a magnificent week!!!

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