When Something Gets In Your Way, You Learn To Grow Around It
Originally uploaded by .sunglow.
I have to say thank you to .sunglow. on Flickr.com for the idea this blog post today:
We all have different reactions when we come upon roadblocks in our path:
- Some of us scream and holler
- Some cry and sink to the ground
- Some beat on the roadblock, thinking to knock it over
- Some look for a way around
- Some just stand there, staring at it
The fact is that, no matter what our initial reaction to setbacks and obstacles has been, we have an opportunity to grow around them. We can learn from mistakes, we can find heretofore untapped strength and persistence inside ourselves, and we can look at the world from a perspective that is new.
Remember when you were a kid and you were going through growth spurts? It wasn't always comfortable. I remember waking my Mom in the middle of the night because my legs ached - and she'd massage them and sometimes give me some yummy baby aspirin. (That was back in the day before Tylenol.) I was so proud of my new height later that I forgot that the process caused some pain.
What's in your way right now? Are you choosing to grow around it? The obstacle may or may not move itself out of your path. So what are you going to do?