Acceptance is a key to achievement! …… What, You say?! That sounds backwards! But it is not, I assure you. Let me explain.
Often when we strive for idealistic goals, the inevitable happens, life changes, conditions alter and challenges jump on the scene. Sometimes, these are avoidable by an overcoming attitude and we are able to sail right past them; but oftentimes they are real obstacles to our goals and hick-ups or barriers to our plans. But this is where the achievement power of acceptance comes in!
When we have deeply and internally accepted that problems are normal and that challenges are not equivalent to failure. We are on even keel with life. We are able to much more quickly see things for what they are, be honest about them and adjust our approach, or if necessary adopt a new one. When we are able to accept reality and not always look at it as some type of life derailment; then we take problems in stride and even when our circumstances are altered, our winning attitude is not.
Forrest Gump was right. “It” happens. Wipe your foot off and go on! You can not be defeated, when your outstanding attitude is true internal optimism that is not dissuaded when you have normal obstacles or difficulties. Rigid Flexibility is in order. Acceptance is a key to achievement!
New Living Translation 1 Cor. 10:13 (NLT)
The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.