David and Goliath
One day, a seventeen-year-old shepherd boy came to visit his brothers and asked, “Why don’t you stand up and fight the giant?” The brothers were terrified. They replied, “Can’t you see he’s too big to hit?” But David said, “No, he’s not too big to hit, he’s too big to miss.” The rest is history. We all know what happened. David killed the giant with a stone from his sling. Same giant, different perception.
Our attitude determines how we look at a setback. To a positive thinker, a setback is a stepping stone to success; to a negative thinker, it is a stumbling block.