Obstacles… What Are They Good For?

So as some of us know,  I’ve been going through a bit of a rough spell with my part time job, lack of sleep etc… I have such a wonderful girlfriend who can read my like a book, and who is always there for me. Babe… I love you!!! So after our short visit I go to check my mail and out of the blue here is the “Letter To Ourselves”, that Diane asked us to write to ourselves. Wow!!! Talk about perfect timing… then tonight I am going through some paper stuff and I come across the notes that we all wrote to each other at our Grad party… Wow again the timing was perfect… I re-read all of the notes from everyone and well This BIG guy… Yup… I’ll admit it,  shed a few teardrops… Thanks again for your kind comments and observations. So now I am re-energized and focused about balancing and getting things done in my life… Who would of thought that a letter to myself and notes from pretty much complete strangers, when you consider we were only in class for 8 weeks, would have made such an impact in this simpletons life. Well it has… So today I would like to talk about… OBSTACLES..

So sometimes some things block your path in life and hold you back. Often the very things that limit us, help us to find a better way to do things, or make sure we truly want to work for the goals we have set for ourselves.

So knowing a few facts about the obstacles in your life … the ones that block your path, thwart your efforts and demand that you stop and think … might help you understand the roles they play in your life and work for, instead of, against you.

When encountering an obstacle, remind yourself that obstacles are not your enemies. Instead they are your teachers ..

Obstacles, by their very nature, challenge you to grow, change and adapt.

Whether they arise from your personal past or are part of the life path you have chosen, obstacles are good for getting you out of old habits, teaching you about the way the world works, and making you grow stronger and more flexible. We all hope our life will be a “cake walk”, but your obstacles make you work for what you want and keep you fit and healthy in the process. Life can be either a merry-go-round or a roller coaster — you can either keep going around in circles or take a ride with lots of ups and downs.

Many things stop or delay you on your journey through life. Yet behind every hurdle, there is a reason for its existence. Sometimes high walls keep you out of dangerous places. Sometimes they are just opportunities to learn what a ladder is for.

To turn obstacles to your advantage, you need to see the reason behind the obstacle as well as the opportunity it brings you. That opportunity can be to learn something new, develop a latent skill, or find a better way.
Obstacles naturally arise to keep you in balance as you open up to change.

Just start to think seriously about making some changes in your life and suddenly obstacles can appear overnight. Often obstacles make you slow down or stop so past unresolved issues, obsolete perspectives and outdated ideas can take center stage to be resolved.

Fighting your way through obstacles tests your resolve and prepares you for the new reality you want to create in your life. The old saying is “be careful what you wish for”. Obstacles can be a blessing in disguise by acting as a natural form of resistance to keep your life in balance. Without it, you might hurtle at light speed into the things you want.

By having to slow down to get around the road blocks and speed bumps of life, you have time to make sure you wholeheartedly want to arrive where you are headed.

The very things that slow you down can help you choose the right path.

Sometimes, obstacles make you change course or rethink your approach to a person, issue, or next step. They can often work as guides pointing you, if you are willing to listen, in the direction of a better path.

But sometimes, they are just like a porter on a train, checking to make sure you have the right ticket and are catching the right train.

Ok  that’s about it… you guessed it… I think?

Thanks again for stopping by… Peace

 

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