What do you see: Chance or Obstacle?

It looks like this is becoming the next sequel of a series of posts that seems to be chapters of a bigger post. This is what I replied to one of the comments to last week’s post What if … it works out?: We only need to change the second part of the question and the obstacle turns into a chance!

Do you know that? Out of the blue or in a steady development new opportunities are opening up. You are getting offers for a new job or a better position, and you see something that makes you think of taking new steps in learning something new or of going bigger in business. An idea of vision forms and you are thinking further. Then in your excitement, you are talking to a close person, and… you only hear reasons why things won’t work out or get counted all the obstacles that “may” occur.

The interesting part is that you have not denied the challenge that comes with it and you are well aware of possible obstacles. But for you, the new way that all of a sudden lies in front of you means so much to you that those obstacles are worth facing. You have a concept. You know where to start and you know where you want to arrive. But even though you are excited, you don’t stress yourself out with the thought that you already need to know the whole path. But you want to try it at least in order to know how it feels for you and if it is as you think it is. So you are excited to invite something new into your life, to expand yourself, your knowledge, and your experience. And wherever it may lead you, you can only win. Having someone sitting there with a shaking head is like trying to break your wings.

I can imagine that someone who focuses on how difficult changes and opportunities are cannot deal easily with people who always want to improve themselves. But on the other hand, wanting to improve myself and having a doubter around is not supportive either. There will always be obstacles on our way but they only show up in order to test your intention to go for your goal and that way they are preparing you even better to reach it.

There are countless possibilities to see in one single situation. The success of a project is not depending on the obstacles on the way but on what you focus on. It is an inner concept and results from what you see in an opportunity. That is what can define the success or failure of that project within the first moment. I don’t say we have to deny bumpy roads but to see them as part of the deal. For sure you will find more (or only) obstacles when you are searching for them. And perhaps searching for obstacles can also be a hint that you are looking for excuses because you actually don’t want to take the opportunity… for whatever reason ever. But if others are looking for excuses regarding your project they could even fear your determination to reach your goal – which they don’t dare to do!

Sometimes it is hard to be excited about something when getting such discouraging feedback although you know that it is the right thing to do. Don’t let them remove the battery and ruin your joy for yourself and your life. If you only share your plans without needing other people’s support, it doesn’t matter anyway. If you need their support then work even harder for it. Some people are not able to put themselves in your position. They cannot feel what you feel and don’t even make the effort to see a certain situation through your eyes. It is a point of view but it is your point of view that counts the most. Those may be the first obstacles that can show up and already test how clear, enthusiastic, and convinced you are about your project.

I am convinced that making it over a bumpy road by never losing focus on your goal out of sight makes reaching it even more valuable. Sometimes the harder it was to succeed the prouder you are of yourself, the more you grew from it, and the stronger you have become to keep growing! Don’t let anyone discourage you. It is up to you if you see the chance or the obstacle in opportunities. Go with the choice that brings you closer and which enhances your excitement and energy to hang in! At last, you will stand on that mountain look at the valley below, and shout out: I made it!!!

In Love and Light

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The purpose of my blog is to inspire and shine a light on the beauty and power of the wonderful being inside your body. You came into this world to share what only you can give. Remember who you really are, conquer the world the way you always wanted to, and become the blessing to us all that you were meant to be.


Great post, Erika! Like someone else said, it also reminds me of Henry Ford’s quote. “Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right.” I get discouraged sometimes but I eventually think things will get better, they always do. 🙂

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Yes, exactly! That quote sums it up so perfectly! I think it is normal that we can be confused and scared in the beginning. But after that proverbial deep breath we stand up even more powerful and just face it. As you said, it will always be better and the sooer we stand up the earlier it gets better! Thank you, Lisa!!

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Both are great and to me there is no situation where there is not quote of Wayne Dyer. The one of Marquez speaks volumes and it accompanies me right now! It explains a part of my life which I never found words to describe.

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Hi, Akpederi! Thank you and I agree completely. When you are with God you are with yourself and when you are with yourself, you are clear, convinced, and doubtless! God’s power working through you then to fulfill your purpose!

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