Life can be hard. Life presents us with obstacles … a lot of them. Sometimes it can be overwhelming.
We want to have some semblance of control over our lives. But when life throws us a curve ball so to speak, how do we respond? Do we duck? Do we get hit and get knocked down? Do we stay down? Do we get up?
Some things that happen to us we cannot control; however, we can control our responses. We get to make a choice on how we process that obstacle. Do we run from it? Do we try to pretend it’s not there? Do we deal with it head on?
Do we use that obstacle or be used and battered by it?
Oftentimes obstacles are gifts. At the time, we don’t see them as gifts. If anything, they’re perceived as a curse.
Obstacles can be used as a tool to propel us forward or keep us at a standstill or even regress.
It’s our choice.
We can have the obstacles proactively work for us or become passive and have the obstacles work against us.
How do we make that choice?
One word: mindset. Your mindset will determine whether or not you will achieve your goals when life presents obstacles.
Everyday you are offered many choices: take the easy road or the more difficult one resulting in success. By taking the uphill road, you will be pushed to your limits and end up pushing yourself past your self perceived limitations.
Ask yourself: are you going to be among the 3% that didn’t give up? Your mindset will determine this resulting in whether you will be remembered or forgotten. What is your preference?
Do you have some fight left within you? Is there more in you? Can you give more?
Choose to fight the obstacles.
Choose to extract the lessons learned from this fight and use it to propel you past every perceived limitation and challenge.
And most of all, choose to build your legacy and be remembered!