This picture is of the Temple of the Olympian Zeus in Agrigento, Sicily. Can you imagine the obstacles they faced building temples around 600 BC?
“Your initial idea may or may not work, but you have to remember that a failed idea is nothing but a stepping stone to a bigger success.” Naveen Jain
“The best way to treat obstacles is to use them as stepping-stones. Laugh at them, tread on them, and let them lead you to something better.” Enid Blyton, Mr. Galliano’s Circus
“Failure is not the end of the road, it’s a stepping stone to do better!” Hopal Green
“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” Dale Carnegie
“Use missteps as stepping stones to deeper understanding and greater achievement.” Susan L. Taylor
On February 28, 2017, I watched all 8,313 pounds of our household belongings be loaded into seven crates. This is an odd perspective, seeing everything we own (clothes, furniture, etc.) covered with a thick tarp being driven away.
Sixty-three days later, on May 2nd, these belongings -now noted as 3,770 kilograms- were delivered to our new house on the eastern coast of Sicily.
- 8,313 pounds
- 242 boxes
- all fit into 7 crates
…That folks, that is just stuff.
- 2 beautiful children
- 1 intact family searching for adventure in this world
….These friends, these are gifts we’ve been given by life. It is our responsibility to remember to remain grateful and embrace the gifts life provides us.
We’ve started on a new adventure life offered our family this spring. There are still many challenges in my life, but I maintain an unwavering optimism to overcome these obstacles.
Stay tuned for my series of See Sicily With Me.
I am sending a free copy of my book, BrainStorming: Functional Lessons from aDysfunctional Brain, to some support groups and rehabilitation centers in America. Have you worked with any group you feel would benefit from my book? If so, please suggest where I should send a copy.
My hope is they pass it around and share stories so others know they are not alone in this journey.