Here's some motivational food for thought about struggle and overcoming obstacles. If you look at the best leaders in business, they have to be able to think fast on their toes, analyze, deduct and stay sharp... the same skills "at-risk" youth developed naturally out of survival. Personally, this "skill" is something that gets me through every challenge in my life and I'd never want it any other way. Helping kids realize that struggle is essential and powerful makes a big difference in their perspective. They have street smarts and common sense. Schools do not teach or test for this. I believe we need to respect kids for their life experience and intelligence!
Overcoming obstacles is one of the topics within the five areas of Magic Maker™- Magic is Motivation, Attitude, Goals, Identity and Communication. Enjoy.