Daily Touch of Inspirations
August 16th: Anything can be an advantage
Ryan Holiday, The 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
At five feet three inches tall, Muggsy Bogues was the shortest player ever to play professional basketball. Throughout his career, he was snickered at, underestimated, and counted out.
But Bogues succeeded by turning his height into the very thing that made him nationally known. Some people looked at his size as a curse, but he saw it as a blessing. He found the advantages contained within it. In fact, on the court small size has many advantages: speed and quickness, the ability to steal the ball from unsuspecting (and significantly taller) players, to say nothing of the fact that players just plain underestimated him.
Could this approach not be useful in your life? What things do you think have been holding you back that, in fact, can be a hidden source of strength?