There Is No Obstacle In Your Way

We don't get to decide when things happen in our lives, like obstacles. We do get to choose what we do with those obstacles and what we make out of them. Perhaps these obstacles are the path to what you really want.

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In 1996, for the first and only time in my entire life – I was fired from a job. I had been recruited by Citadel Broadcasting to move to Salt Lake City and do the morning show. I moved my little family from Knoxville TN to Utah. We fell in love with Utah and her people.  And then, three months after I started, I was fired. All I could think, as I looked at my wife’s tear-stained face, was, “What have I done?”

Book – The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday

The Obstacle is not IN your way. – the obstacle IS the way.

5 Ways The Obstacle AS the Way Changes You

  1. Takes you from a catastrophe thinker to a possibility thinker.
  2. Removes mental blocks to creative solutions.
  3. Encourages faith in the future to arise.
  4. Elevates your mood and decreases cortisol levels.
  5. Allows you access to your best internal resources – and most importantly your internal resourcefulness.

Questions to Ask When You Encounter What May LOOK Like An Obstacle

If I believed the obstacle was actually the path to what I seek, how would I behave? What would I be thinking? What would I be doing?

What does this make possible?

What does this mean?

What might be the long-range benefits of this?

What can I learn from this?

How can I use this?

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Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at RayEdwards.com.

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