An Open Letter About Obstacles.

Do you know the difference between an obstacle and an experiment?

Obstacle is a noun which means: a thing that blocks one's way or prevents or hinder progress

While experiment is a noun defined as: a scientific procedure undertaken to make a discovery, test a hypothesis, or demonstrate a known fact.

If that is the case, then why do we as humans choose to see the trials, tribulations, and lessons of life as obstacles?

If you allowed yourself to see obstacles as part of the plan then wouldn't the game change?

"Obstacles" are an opportunity to test yourself and see if you've changed.

If we're being real, life will always have obstacles. That is a known fact that no one can change. We may do our best to avoid certain things, but problems will always eventually arise, correct?

Then if all that is true, why not approach life like a track race?

If life is an everlasting series of sprints and hurdles. Why not train harder so they become easier handle rather than just trying to avoid facing them head-on?

and if sports aren't your thing then, think of life as a never-ending science experiment.

When conducting an experiment there is always a constant. A constant is reffered to as a quantity that does not change. Although you can measure a constant, you cannot alter it.

In life the constant is problems. Problems only vary in difficulty solving and severity. Problems will always exist and the majority of the time they will be an inconvenience.

However, variables are different. In an experiment variables are anything that can change or be changed. This is the part that is directly affected by the experiment.

You are the variable.

Choose to react different. Choose to have solid and unshakable foundation within yourself. Choose to be conscious when you feel all of your emotions, so you can differentate what is worth your peace, joy, adoration, or even frustration, and what isn't.

It is a known fact that problems will a rise, but is it a known fact that when problems arise you will rise to the ocassion? That is for you to de

Until next time, I'll leave y'all with this article from Psychology Today, and a quote from one of favorite poets to marinate on.

"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decided not to be reduced by them." - Maya Angelou



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