A study of three hundred highly successful people, people like Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Helen Keller, Winston Churchill, Albert Schweitzer, Mahatma Gandhi, and Albert Einstein, reveals that one-fourth had handicaps, such as blindness, deafness, or crippled limbs.
Three-fourths had either been born in poverty, came from broken homes, or at least came from exceedingly tense or disturbed situations.
Why did the achievers overcome problems while thousands are overwhelmed by theirs? They refused to hold on to the common excuses for failure. They turned their stumbling blocks into stepping stones. They realized they could not determine every circumstance in life but they could determine their choice of attitude toward every circumstance.
They realized that their “problems” are not their real problems. The problem is that they react wrongly to “problems” and therefore make their “problems”.
What really counts is not what happens to me but what happens in me.