“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.”
What is the point of growth if everything is easy? If we had an “easy button” in our back pocket we would never grow or improve at anything in life. Challenges are what force us to become better. Without them we would be stuck in a rut of incrementalism and fall far short of our true potential. Obstacles are gifts because they create opportunities for us to rise above the challenge and flex our creativity. I’ve been most impressed by those that, when faced by an incredible test, rally together and figure out a solution.
Find a way to do whatever it takes to achieve the goal. Skill and talent will only take you so far; grit and determination are what carries you over the hurdles that will happen in life.