Obstacles are an important part of our lives. Obstacles provide us the ability to grow and develop. A life without obstacle would be one of no improvement. An obstacle teaches us what we are capable of achieving in life.While many of us dread the obstacle and the challenges inherently included therein, they are often the partner of change and with change comes opportunity.
Many of us all too often fall victim to the obstacle. We give up. We quit. We stop progressing. We fear and believe that the obstacles in our lives are too difficult to overcome. Many times people abandon their families, their dreams, or their futures due to the challenge or difficulty that an obstacle provides.
Many others see an obstacle for what it is, an opportunity for growth. Those who embrace this approach to life’s obstacles, challenges and changes are also the ones who find lasting joy and happiness. These are they who take control of their lives and take accountability for their own actions. They don’t play the blame game and don’t allow others to dictate their worth in life. The victim mentality is non existent within these individuals.
Life’s obstacles can be daunting. The changes within ourselves often required to overcome them can be scary. The path isn’t always the easiest and the climb can be challenging. If it weren’t so, then what growth could truly occur within ourselves if we didn’t have to stretch to rise above.
Those who fail to see the opportunity in each obstacle and change, fail to live the life they were capable of having, they relinquish their own futures for an “as good as it gets” life.
With either path, we make a choice. A choice to have, or a choice to have not, it will always be a personal choice. The decision and control are always ours and no one else’s.
Which life will you choose?