The blind wind does crave for speed but only can we define his speed by how strongly he pushes the trees and other obstacles. Without obstacles, all his speeds seem to go unnoticed. The lazy water runs down the river endlessly but only with a dam his speed could be utilized to generate electricity. Obstacles are testers not terminators. Obstacles are your bosses that promotes you to the next level. If it’s not for the obstructing mountains–many valleys would have been swept away.
Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional. Obstacles are not your enemies but big stepping stones. Sometimes life gives you obstacles. Obstacles that may seem unfair or too extreme. But you are given choices. Break through the obstacles or let the obstacles break you. The obstacle that you find evil today might be the lesson you will share with everyone in the future.
Yes, there are some obstacles that can be easily avoided. So when those obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there. You have to be stronger than your obstacles, and braver than your fears.
Success in life comes when you simply refuse to give up, with goals so strong that obstacles, failure, and loss only act as motivation. When you meet obstacles with gratitude, your perception starts to shift, resistance loses its power, and grace finds a home within you.
Yes, you never know what’s beyond the obstacle. So, here comes belief. Believing that you will keep hunting till you find home beyond the obstacle. You have to keep your perspectives very strong and keep believing in yourself. Like Chuck said, “the unreal is more powerful than the real.” Because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. Because its only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on. If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That's the only lasting thing you can create.
Yes, belief does have crazy sides. Like George Bernard Shaw said, “The liar's punishment is, not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.” But still keep your beliefs to yourself, for you might create another religion. Because beliefs are choices. First you choose your beliefs then your beliefs affect your choices.
Now, beliefs are so strong, not just you changing your live with your beliefs but if you can believe in someone – you can also make him or her believe in himself or herself. Believe me – you are an immense possibility, you are not sharp enough to think something impossible. So, everything and anything that you wish to be is all under possibilities – and yes, you are made with cells of possibilities. Because the moment you doubt whether you can fly – you cease forever to be able to do it.
So, believe in what you can to change your obstacles into motivations. The tests we face in life's journey are not to reveal our weaknesses but to help us discover our inner strengths. We can only know how strong we are when we strive and thrive beyond the challenges we face. The things you want are always possible; it is just that the way to get them is not always apparent. The only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life is you, and that can be a considerable obstacle because you carry the baggage of insecurities and past experience.
The writer is a major in International Business Marketing from Algonquin College, Ottawa, Canada. He can be reached at [email protected]