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Overcoming obstacles / 3 May 2012

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I started working here at The Art House at the beginning of November, and there was a few things of which I first noticed and it just made me think, life is what you make of it. You can become whatever you want, as long as there is passion and commitment you are destined for success.

 
The specific thing that got me thinking was when I first noticed somebody with a disability, yet they made it possible for themselves to do what it was in life that they wanted. They did this by putting their mind to it, and making something that nobody would of ever thought possible. But by shear determination, it was made a reality. 
 
No man will succeed unless he is ready to face and overcome difficulties and prepared to assume responsibilities.
 
 
Through me seeing a number of artists with some form of disability and make a success out of anything they set their mind to, it hits home that you can become anything you want to by putting your mind to it. 
 
As a community, when we see somebody succeed there a mixed emotions. But from my prospective and during my time here at The Art House, every time that something has become a success, it has been complete positivity surrounding that success from everybody, which opened my eyes a bit to see that it is a fantastic group of people here involved with The Art House. 
 
Here are a few tips on overcoming obstacles:
 
Listen to your gut instinct, Listen to your gut, it often knows what to do.
 
Change your attitude towards the situation, Evaluate your attitudes and see if a change in the way you are looking at the situation might help to overcome the obstacle
 
Never give up, I’m sure you will have heard the quote ‘winners never quit and quitters never win’ this quote is so true, you may have to back up and turn around but you can never stop trying to get past the current obstacle.
 
Start over, when all else fails, star over at the beginning!
 
Joe Manning
Apprentice