I just got finished reading a biography on Andrew Carnegie’s life. Boy did he have obstacles to over come! He was born in 1835 in Dunferline Scotland. His parents were from the working class and life became difficult with many obstacles after work dried up for his father. So at the age of 12 his mother decided that they might have a chance for a better life in America, so they set their sail and came over the Atlantic. They were poorer than church mice. They literally had nothing and lived with relatives in one room. Andrew sought out work and never looked back. He became the richest man in the world. He did not look at what he didn’t have but rather on what he wanted. He didn’t look at the obstacles but kept his eye on his goals.
So the next time you seem to have a huge obstacle in your path, don’t give that attention, focus on where it is you want to go instead. The obstacle must give way.
“Obstacles are like wild animals. They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can. If they see you are afraid of them, they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight.”
The greater the obstacle the greater the reward.