Does it ever feel like every day is another day never-ending obstacles are coming our way?
Life doesn’t throw us anything predictable, does it? We couldn’t have predicted what we’re still experiencing now. Fear can steal away our present if we let it.
What thoughts come to mind when we look at the image of many people on many levels dealing with anxiety and misdirection?
If we think of a time when something unexpected happened to us and it may have felt like there was no solution, what might we have wanted instead?
How can we get around those barriers and still move forward to achieve our goals? Why might it feel difficult to forge through these blockades?
What might it mean for us if these obstructions that have been holding us back were simply providing detours to bigger and better opportunities? What feels significant about this?
Over the years, I’ve often heard many others express what I’d felt for a long time; the belief that no matter how hard we work at anything we always come up against a mountain that we just can’t seem to get around. Anytime I thought I might have finally found my way around that mountain, I found myself standing at a cliff with nowhere to go. At least, it felt that way at the time.
Was this true? Was there no way to get around the mountain or a way to get off the cliff’s edge safely?
Deepak Chopra said, “Obstacles are opportunities in disguise.” Maybe these obstacles are simply camouflaging the answers we seek.
How might it feel to accept that obstacles can be beneficial?
Frank A. Clark says, “If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”
If we can have confidence there can be the possibility of something new and different when we choose to view obstacles as opportunities, what might that do for us?
Amy Purdy, at age 19, contracted Neisseria meningitidis, a form of bacterial meningitis that practically shut down her entire body. Against the odds, she survived and lost her legs from the knees down. Despite all the challenges she would need to overcome, she became a Paralympic snowboarder bronze medalist and fulfilled a dream. It was a privilege to hear her tell her story recently and it was empowering.
Amy Purdy said, “Obstacles do only 1 of 2 things: Stop us in our tracks or force us to be creative. Sometimes our detours lead us to our destiny.” (Live Interview 2020)
Amy didn’t let the obstacle of losing her legs stop her from achieving her dream to be an Olympic snowboarder and found a way to make her dream come true. She asked herself, “if my life was a book, how would I want it to end?” Her story and strength are truly an inspiration and her determination to make many more dreams come true continues.
If our life was a book, how would WE want the story to end?
What might be different for us if we choose to be creative by turning an obstacle into an opportunity?
What might be some blockades that prevent us from planning some “ME” time?
What might be camouflaging a potential occasion to focus on ourselves?
Today is “ME” Monday®! It’s the perfect time to discover the chance that may be hidden by what’s been stopping us from developing a “ME” routine.
By implementing a “ME” Monday® routine today, we can improve our overall ROI to have a great today and determine the tomorrow we deserve!