“An obstacle is often a stepping stone.” — Anonymous
In ancient times, a king had his men place a boulder on a roadway. He then hid in the bushes and watched to see if anyone would move the boulder out of the way. Some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers passed by and simply walked around it. Many people blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none of them did anything about getting the stone removed.
One day, a peasant came along carrying vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to push the stone out of the way. After much pushing and straining, he finally managed.
After the peasant went back to pick up his vegetables, he noticed a purse lying on the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and note from the King explain that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the road.
Every obstacle that we come across gives us an opportunity to improve our circumstances. While the lazy complain, others are creating opportunities through their hard work, determination and willingness to get things done.
Life often gives us obstacles. Anything worth achieving will always have obstacles in the way. Obstacles that may seem unfair or too extreme. But we are given choices. Either we break through the obstacles or let the obstacles break us. No matter what obstacles may come our way, we have to stay focused and be positive to overcome them. It is by overcoming obstacles that we develop new skills and new ways of handling a variety of situations that may come up in our lives.
“When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice. You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you and be a loser.”
“Find ways around the obstacles in your lives. The power lies within you and your ability to change the way you think and act. You should never forget that and never ever give up.”
“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” — Christian Larson
Life is full of problems, challenges and obstacles. We must learn to face them courageously and cheerfully. The key to overcoming obstacles is patience, perseverance, resilience and faith in our abilities.
“Obstacles are designed to make you stronger, only the weak avoid them.” — Anonymous
“You have to be stronger than your obstacles, and braver than your fears.” — Anonymous
“The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” — Moliere
“It is clear to me that one of the biggest obstacles we face as human beings is the pain we put ourselves through, when we resist and wrestle with our emotions.” — Debbie Ford
“Within ourselves, there are voices that provide us with all the answers that we need to heal our deepest wounds, to transcend our limitations, to overcome our obstacles or challenges, and to see where our soul is longing to go.” — Debbie Ford