Great people become great by looking at their mistakes and weaknesses and figuring out how to get around them. So I learned that the people who make the most of the process of encountering reality, especially the painful obstacles, learn the most and get what they want faster than people who do not. I learned that they are the great ones — the ones I wanted to have around me.
…s a choice) has massive implications in the narrative that you will tell yourself about that event. The choice of asking “Why did this terrible thing happen to me?” versus “How is this the best thing that ever happened to me?” colors the inevitable repetitive thought pattern you will exist in following any major event — good or bad.