In spite of

Every great story has adversity of some sort. Every memorable hero has shortcomings – often in plenty. And, find me a business or political leader who doesn’t have visible insecurities.

We can always choose to look at everything we do not have to do work that matters. Or we can choose to focus entirely on what we have going for us. A little bit more confidence that our plan will work and a lot more resources are always welcome, of course. But, often, what we have is more than adequate.

No one has a perfect start. No one has a perfect set of circumstances to do their life’s work. Every great thing we do requires us to make a difference in spite of the many obstacles.

So, when you’re starting on that jigsaw puzzle that is your next project and find a missing piece, don’t fret. Celebrate. Nothing great was ever done without the “in spite of”..