I fly a lot. There’s nothing like being 35000 feet in the air, and suddenly the plane starts shaking violently like a matchbox. Watching people’s bags fly out from the overhead lockers, one has only three choices. I could begin by freaking out, proceed to run up the isle to the cockpit door, only to realize it makes little difference as I have zero clue how to fly a plane. Or I could have overwhelming optimism (thrown in with some belief in a higher power) that this will end with a positive......
1. “Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.” ― Seneca
Obstacles are built into the very fabric of success. Rather than seeing an obstacle as a stumbling block or a failure, see it as an opportunity to discover your best game. Success requires difficulties, not a smooth road.
2. “The time will come when diligent research over long periods will bring to light things which now lie hidden.” ― Seneca, Natural Questions