Hidden values of obstacles

Michael Hyatt recently discussed the value of obstacles on his blog. He encouraged his readers to learn to embrace obstacles instead of resisting or resenting them. Obstacles can shape, hone, and prepare people for the tasks ahead. Obstacles can challenge and reveal our priorities and perspectives.

Great reading, good encouragement:

The Necessity of Obstacles, Part 1
The Necessity of Obstacles, Part 2

Michael Hyatt's comments on this topic remind me of what Randy Pausch said of obstacles in his Last Lecture:
"The brick walls are there for a reason... The brick walls are not there to keep us out, the brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something," he said. "Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough. They're there to stop the OTHER people."
Good to remember.

How about you? What obstacle do you face today? What can you learn from it?

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