You often hear about people that have disadvantages or perhaps you may think you have some disadvantages. Perhaps you really do but I bet you that some of them aren’t really what you think they are.

You see, the ones that truly succeed take their supposed disadvantages and turn them into one of two things. A) They take their disadvantages and turn them into motivation to succeed or B) They turn their disadvantages into their advantages.

Sometimes we are born with our disadvantages and other times we create them ourselves. It really does not matter how we get them. The important thing is what we do with them.

You can decide to let them limit who you are and what you can do. Or you can use them to build yourself up.

For me I would take a look at a disadvantage and see what I can do to turn it into an advantage. Look at it from all perspectives. Look at the benefits of it. What are the pros and cons. How can you turn things around. What is it that you are after?

I think most of the time the difference between an advantage and a disadvantage is merely ones’ perspective on it. So maybe some of us need to change how we think about certain things.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

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