Daily Spark: Are You Overcoming Obstacles?
"Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." - Michael Jordan
Jordan's quote is a great one from one of the best competitors ever. He knows about overcoming obstacles well. Look no further than the late 80's when his Bulls were facing the Detroit Pistons in the playoffs, losing two straight years in the conference finals before finally overcoming them in 1991 by building the team and changing their strategies. The rest is history as the Bulls would go on a run of championships from there after overcoming the Pistons "obstacle".
Are you taking on and overcoming challenges? The current Elevate program covers obstacles, specially looking at ways to view them more advantageously, better ways to approach, and ultimately overcoming obstacles.
We talk about the various aspects as studied from the great book, The Obstacle is the Way, but today it’s about how you take on obstacles. Do you view them as insurmountable and look for escape routes or different paths, or do you view them as an opportunity to solve them and power through to the other side? Very rarely, and many would likely agree, do you overcome an obstacle and find that it was’t worth it and you didn’t get benefit from doing so.
The reward is often on the other side, and it can be sweet success in balling up with the courage and focus to persevere through an obstacle. How are you dealing with challenges encountered? Are you focused and determined in overcoming obstacles?
Check out the Elevate 09 program which talks about this very subject and can help you in reflection and thought process. Overcoming challenges can make you stronger. Know this and begin to operate this way.
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