“Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty.”–William J. Bennett – The Book of Virtues
Something I learned from hanging around martial artists is that to break a board, you don’t aim for the board. You actually focus on a point behind the board, visualize that point, and aim for it. Then your strike goes through the board as if it isn’t there.
The way to overcome obstacles is to concentrate on what the end result looks like, not on the obstacle itself. Don’t worry about the size of the metaphorical hill, remember why you’re going over it and what’s waiting on the other side. When setting a goal that seems too difficult to achieve, think about what taking it one step further looks like and how tough the original goal seems in perspective.
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