Obstacles, Challenges & Change…Oh, My!

All too often, we set a goal and put into place new habits to achieve a desired outcome…A Master Plan! And all too often, life gets in our way.

Sometimes we choose to surrender to the obstacles we face. Sometimes we choose to persevere in spite of them. Whatever we choose, the sad fact remains…we get knocked down far more often than we triumph.

And yet isn’t it facing and overcoming those same challenges and obstacles that makes our victory all the more sweet? Think about it…the more we fail and continue to move forward, the more triumphant we really are. I’m sure Helen Keller’s teacher, Anne Sullivan would agree 🙂

Every challenge and every obstacle make our journey all the more joyous in the end.

Sometimes the obstacles seem too great. Perhaps those are the times to seriously consider that although we may have a plan for our life, life may also have a plan for us.

Maybe the trick to keeping our head above water through difficult times is simply to allow and accept the challenges, the obstacles and the changes we’re forced to make as the sugar that makes our journey all the more sweet.

The next time life closes a door on you, take joy in having the courage to face it with determination and a great sense of humour because you know full well that your reward will be sweet!

“I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot. . . and missed. And I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why. . . I succeed.”
— Michael Jordan

Embrace your Awesomeness!

It’s your turn! This was my attempt to shift your perception of obstacles you face every day, did it work?

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  6. Anonymous

     /  October 20, 2011

    Sandy Darlin, Omg! You are spot on!!! You are Awesome!!!!

  7. Anonymous

     /  October 12, 2011

    When a door closes, a window opens. There is an opportunity in all attempts; to learn, to grow or to enjoy and live in the moment. It’s all about ones outlook. With a positive outlook, one can go far….it never ends. Life is a journey! Thanks for your wise words.

  8. Anonymous

     /  October 12, 2011


    Sandy your words and thoughts are equal to any sage. They comfort! People who can decide confidently,knowingly when to ” hold em or walk away” ( Kenny Rogers) with challanges and obstacles is a wise individual. No surrender about it!
    Take Care Earth angel.

  9. Marcel Mousseau

     /  October 12, 2011

    The Obstacles in our life is the journey that we have chosen and the lesson learned make us a better person……
    Keep inspiring us with your wonderfull blog
    My hat off to you doll……..

  10. Brent

     /  October 12, 2011

    “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.” Dale Carnegie

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