Monday, May 10, 2010

Wedding cake-in-the-middle-of- the road

Money…illness….grief… decisions… addictions… life is just full of obstacles that makes you stop in your tracks… stare immobilised at the wedding cake in the middle of the road… with no inkling as to how to handle it. The only guarantee being that the next step will profoundly change the status of things.

So I’m not really referring to those challenges – like “I will not eat chocolate this week” – its more about obstacles that we have no control over. Challenges are often easier to overcome and well within our reach. Obstacles on the other hand present something a little beyond the usual challenge… that unexpected thing we just didn’t foresee.

I think even obstacles have their little purpose in the bigger scheme of things. They force us to go beyond boundaries we never knew we had (the boundary that is). Consider for a moment being diagnosed with some weird virus that’ll have you down for 3 months. This diagnosis will undoubtedly force you to change many aspects of your daily diet and give greater consideration to your general health. In this instance, the obstacle forced you to take greater care in your health.

An obstacle may be a sign to quit too I think. And I don’t mean quit altogether ...We quit that only avenue thought to bring success. We quit the way we’ve been going about things and try another route. That same little avenue for some reason or the other is not … and has not been working so well. Thus, the obstacle for a bit of a wakeup call.

So being faced with the wedding cake in the middle of the road could just be the best thing that happens to you in a long time.

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  1. well put!!obstacles that one faces are just mental hurdle/ stumbling blocks that can be broken by adopting a more positive approach.We learn from them. image if there where no challenges, would'nt life be boring then?it would definately.

  2. Obstacles is what makes life interesting, it is the stuff that you will tell your children one day to inspire them as well :)