Monday, October 1, 2012
Every obstacle is a journey, an opportunity to understand something new about yourself and others. This is something I'm slowly learning in many aspects of my life. It's not an easy thing to accept that you have a long journey ahead of you, and it's only just beginning. You may stumble over a small problem and realize there are even bigger boulders in your way up the path. But at the same time, your dream calls to you from the top of that mountain, and you know that once you get there, it will all be worth it in the end.
The most successful people take these obstacles and find a way to use them to achieve their goals. A serious problem can be turned into a song of insight for a music artist. A reoccurring dream or nightmare can inspire stories or works of art. Issues can be shared with people who have similar experiences and motivate them to get through their difficulties.
This isn't just a matter of perspective. It's a way to be resourceful, use what you already have, to get where you want to be. Stress can become motivation to continue down that path and reach that goal or dream. It starts by asking "What about this problem leads towards my dream?"
Is the obstacle teaching you endurance? Patience? Flexibility? Does the problem inspire you in some way?
I'm starting to understand that life is not a race, and if you look for it, you can find all the resources you need to create the life you want to live.
1st picture: Dream High
2nd picture: my photo