Motivational quotes are funny things. Feels like an awful lot of them have been written by people who had it in mind to write a motivational quote. Motivational speakers. Business authors. Political leaders.

[zilla_alert style=”yellow”] Obstacles will look large or small to you according to whether you are large or small.— Orison Swett Marden [/zilla_alert]

I think what I like most about this one, though, is that it was never meant to be a “motivational quote”. It was crafted by a man whose mother died when he was three years old; whose father died when he was seven years old due to injuries incurred while off in the woods; but a man who ultimately went on to graduate from Boston University, followed by Harvard University, and became an M.D.

If that man can have some “right thinking” about adversity given what he went through, I think most of the rest of us can do the same in our lives and careers.

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