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At some point in your life, just like everyone else in this world, you will come across obstacles. If you aren’t prepared with problem solving skills and strategies it can cause you to stumble. But when you discover that obstacles can be opportunities, you will be better prepared to handle them.

When we come across obstacles or challenges, we are often tempted to put our head in the sand and wish they would just go away. Has this ever in the history of everything ever actually worked? Simply ignoring your problems thinking they will somehow manage to solve themselves will only make your situation worse. The good news is, when you come up with a plan you will find they can be overcome.


Always look on the bright side…

Perseverance and and the ability to overcome obstacles are character traits that all successful people share. Finding the silver lining (opportunities) in obstacles and turning them to your advantage is the strength that you obtain during the process of solving them. You can learn a lot about yourself doing this.



“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.

Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow.

Let reality be reality.

Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”

Lao Tzu

Chinese Philosopher & Writer

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  1. The ability to perceive the situation accurately.
  2. Intelligent action.
  3. Act and Persevere

I myself have had my fair share of obstacles to overcome in my life. I’ve got quite a lot to say about this particular topic, so I wrote a book, The Art of Turning Obstacles into Opportunities. It’s my gift to you! Just click on the link and download it today.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this subject in the comments below!