Our view of the past is painted with rose-colored glasses. Our current view is dirtied with the smog of self-pity. We are primed to look at our current obstacles, yet we become blind to them in the rear-view mirror.
Did the obstacles morph somehow?
Are our current problems that gargantuan that they make the past seem inconsequential?
No. We simply change our perspective.
You can choose to see reality through a purposeful positive lens. You can view each obstacle as a challenge to overcome. Each hurdle provides us with experience and connections that allow us to grow and morph towards our ideal self.
Perspective - Motivation E-Book Chapter 4