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A blocked path is a gift from the universe, a way of providing tools that help us take our understanding of life to new levels.  When we overcome obstacles, we are learning more about ourselves and growing spiritually through observation and deliberate choices.

If everything in our existence was easy, productive growth could not occur. These obstacles create the foundation of who we are and the people we will become. It is with failures along the way that we see new paths and find new doors to open. Looking back on your life, you often see how things that blocked you made you stronger, smarter, more determined. It may be that the very things that stopped you led you to a path that was more productive or successful.

Frequently the obstacles we encounter have a deeper soul meaning. They have a way of uncovering subconscious patterns or beliefs that are no longer serving us.  When facing a blockage, take an analytical approach to the problem.

Look for patterns in obstacles: If you find that the same type of things are getting in your way, maybe it is time to think outside the box.  Try to approach the goal differently. Changing the way we perceive a situation often opens up tunnel vision and sheds light on possible solutions that are available.

Analyze what you have control over and what you do not: Quite often, things occur that have nothing to do with us, yet we feel we must push them out of our way. This causes frustration from the large exertion of mental energy without results. Realizing what you cannot change gives an opportunity for acceptance.

Taking those ideas and transforming them into something for your personal growth may become a gift from the universe; start a new business, a lucrative side hobby, or finding positive personal changes.

Remember, the world is what we create: It is unproductive to stay focused on the problem rather than working on a solution. How many times have you been part of a group that met to discuss a problem only to leave afterward without a solution? The obstacle remained because the committee focused on the complaining, rather than the creating.  Keep a positive outlook by focusing on realistic changes to create forward movement.

Don’t overwhelm yourself with removing the obstacle in one quick motion: Instead, work on small steps toward the main goal. Instead of trying to lift the boulder up and over your shoulder, maybe its better to create a new path to go around it. If it feels overwhelming, take a moment to reflect on your progress along the way.  Before you know it, the obstacle is behind you, and you have discovered new inner resources.

Obstacle lessons build stronger successes: Forgive yourself if you have to try different strategies, some won’t work, some will. That is the biggest part of success! It is within those failures that we learn how to be better, faster, and more efficient. Winston Churchill said, “Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.”  Obstacles build stronger successes.

When we overcome, we learn how to be more adaptable to life and all of its unexpected challenges. We become wiser and able to respond instead of reacting to problems that arise. Suddenly we are the teachers for those around us, helping them avoid the same obstacles we faced.

Give gratitude for obstacles, for they teach us how to evolve into better versions of ourselves. Keep moving forward, and you will find success.

Empowerment & Inspiration Give Gratitude for Obstacles