“People who only have good experiences aren’t very interesting. They may be content and happy after a fashion but they aren’t very deep. It may seem a misfortune now, and it makes things difficult, but well – it’s easy to feel all the happy, simple stuff. Not that happiness is necessarily simple. But I don’t think you’re going to have a life like that, and I think you’ll be the better for it. The difficult thing is to not be overwhelmed by the bad patches.
You must not let them defeat you. You must see them as a gift – a cruel gift, but a gift nonetheless.”—Peter Cameron—Feeling stuck, overwhelmed and experiencing defeat is the price of progress. The key is to have a clear vision of what your success will look like. With a vision of our success we understand that being stuck, overwhelmed and experiencing failure are part of the process and that they are merely stepping stones to a better business and life. Without a clear vision of success and a good outcome each setback reinforces the feeling that we are stuck and overwhelmed, robbing us of the energy to move forward. We can feel that we are going nowhere. Craft your vision today of the successful future you desire. Once the future is finished in your mind, then what you need to do in the present becomes absolutely clear. And with a clear vision of success the detours, times we are stuck and overwhelmed are the weights we have to lift to strengthen ourselves to have the future we desire. In reality your success is not determined so much by what you accomplish but by what you have to overcome in order to accomplish.