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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

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

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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