“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” – Booker T. Washington
Here’s another take on success, today we are looking at it in terms of what have you done in life to get you where you are? What trials have you had to face, what problems have you had to defeat? Did you just get lucky or are you someone who ‘fought the good fight’ to arrive in the place you are.
Every culture on earth has stories about heroes who vanquished their enemies to win the adulation of the on looking crowds of friends, family and peers. Hollywood tells these stories and today makes heroes out of the unlikeliest of people. We all have it in us to be heroes. Yes your life and mine are meant to be no different.
We may not go out to defeat a giant, or to challenge the unscrupulous nature of a massive corporation, but within our lives we are meant to be overcomers. The challenges and problems we face are never sent by life to defeat us but so that we grow in the people we were meant to be.
So here’s the question we all need to ask ourselves, do we shy away from our problems or face them? Here lies the path to success according to Booker T Washington. Be a hero in your own life, face your fears and though sometimes you may taste defeat, you will also know the joy of victory and success will be yours.