I just read this passage from Robert Collier’s book, The Secret of The Ages… and it really hit home…
"Every untoward condition is merely a lack of something. Darkness, you know, is not real. It is merely a lack of light. Turn on the light and the darkness will be seen to be nothing. It vanishes instantly. In the same way poverty is simply a lack of necessary supply. Find the avenue of supply and your poverty vanishes. Sickness is merely the absence of health. If you are in perfect health, sickness cannot hurt you. Doctors and nurses go about at will among the sick without fear — and suffer as a rule far less from sickness than does the average man or woman. So there is nothing you have to overcome. You merely have to acquire something."
When most people are going through adversity or hardship, they think a lot about how to “overcome” the situation.
But the above passage reminded me that it’s not about overcoming adversity… it’s about acquiring prosperity.
Here’s a worthwhile exercise if you’re facing challenging obstacles. Ask yourself…
A new job? A new opportunity? A new habit or routine?
We usually spend a lot of time thinking about loss when we come up against a difficult situation — but what do you stand to gain?
Perhaps it’s simply more gratefulness. More resilience. More experience. More awareness.
Or perhaps it’s something even more tangible, like a better career path or a greater pay rate.
It reminds me of what Ryan Holiday, one of my favorite authors, said in his book, The Obstacle is the Way…
"The obstacle in the path becomes the path. Never forget, within every obstacle is an opportunity to improve our condition."
What do you stand to acquire because of this difficult situation?
You might be surprised at how many opportunities there are, even in the darkness 🙂
- Russell Brunson
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