MINUTE WITH MAXWELL
TODAY’S STATEMENT OF STRENGTH
“There are two ways of meeting difficulties: You alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.” -Phyllis Bottome
Hi, I'm John Maxwell. I'm so glad you're with us today on Minute with Maxwell. I'm trying, in this time together, to give you statements of strength. And I hope that every day you're looking forward to our minute together because you know that it's going to be be just an oasis, maybe, in the middle of a storm that will just help you to pick up your step just a little faster, maybe a little higher.
So, I'm going to read to you today a statement of strength from Phyllis Bottome. Phyllis said, ‘There are two ways of meeting difficulties: You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.’ Now, I think the first response, for most of us, is: I think I'd like to alter the difficulties. And let me tell you the good news: sometimes you can do that. Sometimes, through creative work and thinking options, you can take a difficulty in front of you and you can lessen it. Sometimes, you can even move it aside. So that's a good thing. But what is not a good thing is so many times, if we can't alter the difficulties, we're at a stalemate, and that's where Phyllis gives us great advice. What she's saying is you don't only have one option, alter the difficulties. You have another option: alter yourself, change yourself. I think what she was really saying to us is don't hope that your difficulties just go away; just grow, develop yourself, become better. And that will make the difficulties in front of you less.
Thanks for joining me today on Minute with Maxwell.
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