Many a times in life, we lose all our hopes and wish to give up as we feel exhausted of very single obstacle and challenge in the way. But are these obstacles that bad!
In my opinion, these obstacles are a must. Like no love story is complete without separation, no hero gets a heroic touch in the absence of a villain; similarly no attainment is great without obstacles. It’s the obstacles we go through that make a simple achievement a triumph. You might find me filmy or a bit crazy, but I am this way only.
I have a basic concept that, if you are daring to dream, trying to achieve, there will be obstacles. We feel they are there to obstruct us, but god add these roadblocks in our way to check our will, to strengthen us. We might not identify this, when it happens, but later at some point of life we get this.
“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.” – Booker T Washington
Obstacles make struggle and the effort we put in, worthwhile. They give you reasons to try even harder. A few days ago, I read these striking and stimulating lines over internet,
Doubt sees the obstacles, Faith sees the way;
Doubt sees the darkest night, Faith sees the day;
Doubt dreads to take a step, Faith soars high!
Doubt questions “who believes?”
Faith answers “I”…
Moreover, there is no need of being afraid of obstacles. When you participate in a hurdle race, do you stop and step back seeing the hurdle? I am very sure that the answer is “no”. You rather jump over each hurdle, with a precipitous focus on the finish line. Similarly in life, keep your aim clear, and go full speed towards it, no matter what comes in your way. Believe me, nothing can stop you.
Some connecting lines from one of my favorite movie-
Woh wish hi kya joh aasaan ho, jisse paane mein Na ho todhi si ladai; mile toh lage kuch hai paaya, Varna zindagi toh humne bus yun hi bitai…
An uncomplicated translation of the same, for the ones who are unfamiliar to Hindi-
A wish must not be easy and there should be a small battle in achieving it, and when it gets fulfilled, it should feel that you have achieved something otherwise we have lived our lives just like that…