“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way”. Viktor E. Frankl
Without any doubt, the Covid-19 health crisis is like nothing we’ve ever experienced before. So many lives have changed, so many unanswered questions, and our stress level is probably up to the roof. As I reflect on all these unfortunate events, I want to share these quotes that have helped me when facing challenges.
“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations”. Zig Ziglar
“Life is like an elevator. Up and down, just make sure you get off the right floor”. Keith Douglas
“Often, we see challenges as a roadblock, a setback, and we tend to give up. Challenges usually make us stronger and First Lady Michelle Obama said it clearly: You should never see your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it’s important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages”. Michelle Obama
“Rock bottom will teach you lessons that mountain tops never will”. Unknown
“Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just search a different way to stand”. Oprah Winfrey
“You may encounter many defeats but you must not be defeated”. Maya Angelou
Next time, you encounter a challenge, be ready for greater things, and always remember you have to look beyond the problem to find the opportunity.
“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations”. Chuck Swindoll