I have read this quote this morning and was not able to stop thinking about its meaning since. The challenges of our lives are really the limitations of our inner characters and worldviews rather than external obstacles we have no control over.
Failures are often contributed to the inability of acquiring resources, whether this is an understanding of something, connections to people or various tools, that could result in success otherwise.
What can we say about people that are not afraid of trying new things and are continuously on the prowl for success? They spend their entire lives attempting to achieve their dreams, yet never achieve it.
In today's world of internet, not having the access to tools and strategies that are proven to work cannot be used as an excuse anymore.
Yet, everywhere you look, you can find people that are not satisfied with their lives believing that some dreams are just impossible to reach.
Why is that there are people who have access to the same resources and achieve far greater success than everyone else.
Looking at this discrepancy closer, I think we can safely assume that in most of the cases it is not the external resources that dictate the success of a person but the internal ones. The quote written at the beginning of this entry depicts this perspective very clearly.
In order to adapt this look on life, we need to approach every challenge or obstacle presented to us by first looking inside of ourselves. Being unaware of any limitations we may possess in our thinking may prevent us from seeing a clear picture of what is ahead.
Are there any paradigms/heuristics that blind us to possible solutions? Are there any weaknesses of our character that would result in uncertainty, lack of motivation or even fear towards continuing persistently until success?
No matter how many tools, books, connections, coaching programs we have access to, those limitations will always be there inside of us and dragging us down.
It is our duty to us and our families to identify those weaknesses whenever we become aware of them.
Conquering a challenge, no matter how big of a mountain that may seem to overcome, is really our mission to conquering the inner limitations that may stand in our way to success.
I hope this will bring some value to some of you. I would appreciate if you guys can share your thought on this matter.
Would you be able to name a problem you were struggling with in the past that you succeeded in overcoming only after changing something in yourself/your character/your worldview?