Overcoming Obstacles


Overcoming obstacles is like walking over an old, wooden bridge that would fall and collapse at any moment; it’s like walking on eggshells. It’s either you do it right the first time, or don’t do it at all. For example, lets say its past bedtime for a little boy named Eddie. However, Eddie suddenly wants candy at this hour. The problem is that his mother doesn’t allow him to have any form of sugar at night. That to him is his own obstacle. He has two choices: disobey his mother by sneaking into the kitchen counter to grab some candy, or he can wait until the next day to satisfy his cravings. The first option, if his mother found out about it, would cause a lot of trouble for him. The second option however, is more tedious and difficult, but it would still end up with the same results. Unfortunately, that’s what an obstacle is. Obstacles are not made to just walk over; you have to strive over it and be willing to sacrifice everything. Nothing comes easy because everything comes with a price.  The question is, how much are you willing to pay for it?

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” -Michael Jordan

There are many moments in life when you just wonder, “Why is this happening to me?” or “Why can’t all my problems to end already?” Well, nothing is ever impossible. Like the saying goes, “if you split up the word ‘impossible’ it  spells I’M-possible.” And that is true. We all can make differences and we all have the abilities to steer our steering wheels. It depends on what direction you want to go to.

“…Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.” -Robert Frost

In life, choices are what really matters. Some are malignant and some are benign. It’s important to distinguish the two. Remember to take deep breaths and think about your decision before actually doing it.  In some cases, anger or emotions can fog our thinking. That’s not a problem because “nothing is impossible.” Anger and frustration take a while to ease down. I suggest you listen to soothing music to calm down your senses. Another option is to try to relax by closing your eyes and erasing your thoughts. Think of something that makes you happy like a loved one or your favorite movie. When you are finally calm, make your decision and be sure that’s what your heart told you to do.  Don’t look back; leave with no regrets.


2 thoughts on “Overcoming Obstacles

  1. Thanks! I needed a boost and I can truly relate to what you are saying. Some things in life are really hard to get over and I’m glad that I’m not alone on this.

  2. Wow, just wow. This got me thinking how we all take risks in life. Everyday is a risk! Walking on eggshells is an awesome extended metaphor for that. You can either just smash the egg and totally go for it, or you can lightly tread on the thin shell. “You have to sacrifice everything.” Great post David! xx

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