“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” ~Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British politician & statesman
You know what the all-wise “they” say: It’s all a matter of perspective.
I can’t argue with “them” this time.
Am I going through life seeing all the difficulties? Or am I going through life embracing all the opportunities?
Probably a bit of both.
I haven’t kept track of my optimist versus pessimist tendency. Some times I’m all about “I can do this.” And sometimes I’m an Eeyore with this kind of perspective:
We may chuckle at Eeyore … but, really, do we want to be an Eeyore?
In Your Words: Choose one — difficulty or opportunity. What helps you turn the one (difficulty) into the other (opportunity)?
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