We are faced with endless opportunities and yet never seem to reach the end of the rainbow. What’s at the end of the rainbow? Is it possible that we just don’t see it?
Isn’t it funny that we perk right up at the sight of rainbows? All of a sudden, we believe in opportunity. There is treasure at the end of those rainbows!
As we try to reach the end of the rainbow, it seems to keep moving on us. Where are those treasures? Could it be that we ran right through or past them?
Too often, we are focused on what we perceive as problems rather than looking at them as challenges that lead to greater rewards. Take a look at this picture of the double rainbows. They occurred on the way home from work. We were on a Greyhound bus and worrying about the wet roads and dreading another rainy evening. All of a sudden, the clouds broke and double rainbows appeared. Glorious!
Much like life in general, we had to go through a storm before the rainbows appeared. They won’t appear on a clear, dry and sunny day. It was worth sitting through the storm. Besides, the sound of rain pounding on the bus can actually be quite soothing if you choose to hear it that way.
Many times as we go through different challenges:
- we meet new people,
- travel to new places,
- and learn new things.
What was perceived to be an obstacle or challenge was actually an opportunity for adventure and personal growth. Think about those who are into physical fitness. The first time they go to the gym, they wonder if they will make it home to bed when they are done. Each time, it becomes easier. Eventually they are doing far more than they ever believed possible. They will challenge themselves to go longer or lift more. Treat your business like the gym. It’s doing the things that others won’t that leads to success.
Keep your mind and heart open to new opportunities!
Make it a great day,
P.S. What am I thankful for today? I’m thankful for challenges, people and leadership. What are you thankful for today?