“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.”Marie Curie

It’s easy to come up with excuses for not doing something or not achieving a desired goal – whether it’s to exercise every day, lose 10 pounds, stop drinking or be more patient. I’m guilty.

Instead, why not develop an attitude of “In spite of…”? I believe that the space where the personal growth takes place and the opportunities show up.