I think most people would like to believe that the ultra-successful received some good fortune at an early age that the rest of us will never have access to. This belief creates a mindset that success will never happen to them. From this mindset, one expects to fail rather than to succeed. And the excuse for not succeeding is always the same. You simply did not have the opportunities given to those more fortunate. In reality, I believe the opposite to be true. We all have opportunities to grow and become successful, but not everyone recognizes them. Because these opportunities look like obstacles blocking our path. Some see the obstacles and know that they can be overcome with a little diligence and hard work. This creates the daily opportunities that those with a failure mindset will never see.
When you look ahead, do you see problems or opportunities? How you judge the obstacles that will invariably lie in your road to success will greatly affect your ability to accomplish your goals and dreams. See obstacles for what they truly are: opportunities to improve yourself and to guide you along your path. Do not be discouraged. Remember that everyone faces obstacles. Recognize that not everybody keeps moving forward in the face of adversity. Resolve to be mentally strong and to keep working toward your goals. Keep moving forward. Only through constant vigilance will you ever achieve the extraordinary.