Day 63: Problems as hurdles rather than barriers.
Approaching a problem as a hurdle makes it easier to overcome other than looking at it as a barrier. When you look at it that way, it appears as something that is not permeable and thus you can do nothing about it. A hurdle, you can overcome.
If you have ever watched any of the Olympic competition,you must have noticed that the track and events with the 100Mts and 400Mts hurdles. The runners sprint, clears a number of hurdles then sprint again to the finish line. In other words, they face a number of hurdles or obstacles on their way to victory.
Everyday, you and I experience hurdles, obstacles that we have to overcome if we want to be competitive and be effective on our day to day life.
Who loves obstacles anyway? I bet no one! But it is the obstacles that you face today that helps you gain the capacity to overcome hardship in the future. It is hard to crush some of us because we have experienced obstacles in the past. We now see them as opportunities to rise further anytime they appear on our way, they are hurdles to overcome.
For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help youIsaiah 41:13
What can I do?
Expose yourself to difficult roles and tasks. See problems as hurdles instead of barriers. Do not always look for easiest way out. This does not in any way prompt you to always throw problems at yourself, you can even choose to help a friend solve a problem.