Friday, March 4, 2016

Axiom 76: Everyone is at a Disadvantage

"To every disadvantage there is a corresponding advantage.
-W. Clement Stone

"Do you know, it's funny, but I never thought of being blind as a disadvantage, and I never thought of being black as a disadvantage.
-Stevie Wonder

Everyone has a weakness. Everyone is at a disadvantage. From the richest man in the world all the way down to the poorest. Don't let the mountain seem taller than it really is. Often you are on a more even playing field than you think. In fact, sometimes a perceived disadvantage ends up being an advantage.

What we often don't realize is that even the rich guy at the top is struggling to stay there. People are always trying to knock people off the mountaintop. There are many self-made successful people out there and it isn't that hard to be one of them. All you need is a little conviction to do so along with the realization that you are not as disadvantaged as you think.

Evaluate your so called 'disadvantages' from time to time. Are you blowing them out of proportion? Can you turn them into advantages?

Don't let your disadvantages negatively shape your future. Don't use them as an excuse for your failures.