The obstacles you find in your way are there to test you, to let you find out how bad you want it and how far are you prepared to go to get it.
It’s very usual to find obstacles in our way to achieve something; and when it happens, sometimes we lose our way. Our mind starts fearing the challenge we’ll have to face and start to self-doubt, and sometimes even quit. Now, why is it that we are caught by these obstacles with our guards so down? And why do we make such a big deal out of them?
Every path we take will have its obstacles; no matter how well we perform, we’ll still end up facing them. Why? Because by finding the courage to confront them, we get to become the kind of person who can actually overcome them.
These obstacles, or problems, are usually opportunities in disguise; scattered along the way to help us rather than to deter us. They can boost us further by triggering some required emotion or by challenging us in order to improve our current capabilities.
In other ways, what stands in your way is the way towards achievement… the obstacle is the way.
That obstacle facing you has a purpose, and that is to force you –like the Marines say- to improvise, adapt, and overcome.
To put it simply, it offers us a whole new perspective in which we see goals as a means to achieve growth, and not as an end in itself.
In our following articles, we’re going to explore a few ways in which we can turn our everyday obstacles into our greatest opportunities.
In the meantime, remember that each obstacle we face is a chance to take ourselves to another level.