An Opportunity in Disguise
by Aubrey Patterson
Some of our biggest successes can be pretty messy, right?
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose. - Oprah
When hiking in the mountains, we're likely to encounter a false summit - a hill that looks like the summit from our current position. As we get closer, we realize that the hill we're currently trekking is hiding another hill we'll need to climb.
We’ve all had our hearts sink a little facing such mirages.
We build a vision, work hard to actualize it, and the view suddenly changes when we're steps away from the summit we had imagined.
Problem or Opportunity?
We need to be comfortable with adapting to a new perspective.
After all, every plan has a collision with reality.
Of course, we want our well-mapped journey to go smoothly. However, success is typically achieved only after overcoming unanticipated problems.
Expect change. Analyze the landscape. Take the opportunities. Stop being the chess piece; become the player. It's your move. - Tony Robbins
Opportunities are often disguised as problems. We may need to go through doors of difficulty before we are greeted with an opportunity.
You've got to unwrap the problem to find the opportunity. - John Maxwell
Sometimes when we get to where we think we're headed, the view is a lot different than we envisioned.
A frustrating false summit could very well could be an opportunity in disguise.
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