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A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

—Winston Churchill (BiblioArchives; Public Domain)

Look at the difficulty, define the opportunity, and relentlessly forge ahead, with a serene and decisive determination. Go into each day with that attitude, and you will achieve your dreams.

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No power in society, no hardship in your condition can depress you, keep you down, in knowledge, power, virtue, influence, but by your own consent.

—William Ellery Channing (by Oswald Chambers; Public Domain)

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If we are to achieve a victorious standard of living today, we must look for the opportunity in every difficulty instead of being paralyzed at the thought of the difficulty in every opportunity.

—Walter E. Cole (Image Licensed)

Two distinct paths always lie in front of us, no matter the situation or the day. Our attitude determines which one we take.

—Mike Hazell

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I never knew an early-rising, hard-working, prudent person, careful of their earnings and strictly honest, who complained of hard luck. A good character, good habits, and industry of iron are impregnable to the assaults of all ill-luck that fools ever dreamed.

—Joseph Addison (by Sir Godfrey Kneller; Public Domain)

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“It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.

—Cicero (Public Domain)

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More than half the difficulties in the world would be allayed or removed by the exhibition of good temper.

—Sir Arthur Helps (Image by Jordan Stimpson from Pixabay)

When the unexpected yet inevitable difficulty presents itself, our mind generally goes—out of habit—to one emotional state or another. For most, that state may be anger, rage, fear, or despair, but it doesn’t need to be that way. While we don’t (always) control what happens to us, we do absolutely control our mental response, our state of mind.

Once we accept the fact that we were put here to grow spiritually, we can begin to look at our difficulties through a different prism. Every challenge offers us a wonderful opportunity to grow, to become stronger. So, instead of lamenting what comes our way from an unexpected avenue, welcome it! Approach it head on, take charge of it, and recognize what it actually represents—a wonderful opportunity to sharpen our skills and advance further down our Path.

—Mike Hazell, Penn Wealth

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Attitude

We are what we believe we are.

person on a bridge near a lake

—C.S. Lewis

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