I have been learning about reaching your potential. That is a difficult thing to do. In fact, for each of us to reach that pinnacle we must first face the challenges that hold us back.
I recently met a man who struggles when speaking in front of an audience. He told me that it is the single fear that he has in his life--he would rather do anything else. I watched his hands tremble as he was asked to speak in front of a group. He did it with courage and strength. We all must face the fears that trouble us.
On May 25, 2001, Erik Weihenmayer became the only blind man in history to reach the summit of the world's highest peak - Mount Everest.
Sometimes we need to step out of the shadows of our 'comfort zone' and stretch ourselves out. It is hard but the struggles we have seem to make us that much better.