"Obstacles are nothing more than tests designed to measure how seriously you want the rewards that your ambitions' seek." Robin Sharma
Another cracking quote from Sharma's new book 'The 5am Club', a must read for leaders of all kinds.
As a psychologist I find it fascinating how a group of people can be exposed to the same situation and respond in such diverse ways. For some obstacles set them back whilst for others it sets them up.
When my kids were little and they were struggling with homework or friends or on the sporting field I encouraged them to say to themselves "ohh... I must be learning!"
Teaching ourselves to associate obstacles and challenge with growth is a high performance hack for all life long learners.
I'm not sure if it really stuck with my kids but it certainly stuck with me. That phrase comes to mind whenever I face an obstacle these days. With this reframe obstacles are both a test and a reward in themselves.
What must you be learning given the obstacles in your life today?