Have you ever wondered how people become so great, rich and influential in society? Did they benefit from a gene pool lottery? Or were they just sooo lucky?
If you look closely at the lives and stories of these rich, famous and influential people, you would notice that they all had one thing in common.... OBSTACLES.
They faced CHALLENGES.
They faced ADVERSITY, in one form or the other.
They were not lucky but they made a choice. A choice that made them to be seen or heard or both. A choice that made a difference.
A Zen proverb says, 'Obstacles do not block the path, they are the path'.
They are the path to liberation.
The path to greatness.
The path to transformation.
The path to abundance.
This path is there for us but we get to choose. Do you want the easy path or the path that leads you to your destiny?
Jesus Christ said, 'Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it' (Matthew 7:13-14 NIV).
But you get to choose...
I was having a chat with a friend last night and we talked about how adversity shaped who we are.
Personally, I would not change the adversity, the obstacles and the struggles on my path because by them I was transformed and reborn.
I wish we could be taught to embrace these obstacles because they are the path to fulfilment. They are your friends, who are there to help you attain your full potential.
With a heart of gratitude, take a moment to consider the obstacles you have faced or are facing and thank them for being there. They are your friends.
Be Happy! Stay connected!! Grow into abundance!!!