Opportunity or Obstacles?
If you believe it’ll work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you don’t believe it’ll work out, you’ll see obstacles. (Wayne Dyer, writer and motivational speaker)
Dyer seems to be suggesting that the attitude you take before beginning a project is key to your success. A positive attitude enables you to see beyond the difficulties and grasp the prospects of achieving your goals. The pessimist, on the other hand, recognizes possibilities for good but is hindered by the perceived hindrances that might stand in the way.
We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance (Romans 5:3).