The obstacle is the opportunity.
What does that mean,
"The obstacle is the opportunity"?
It means that obstacles always show us
where we can grow.
It means that obstacles ask us
to get creative.
Obstacles give us boxes to think our way out of.
It means that obstacles help us
to get stronger.
When a baby is learning to walk,
gravity is an obstacle.
Every time it pulls her down
and she pushes herself back up again
she builds the strength she needs
to walk, and run, and be free.
when I go to the gym,
every weight is an obstacle.
Each time I lift the barbell
I build the strength I need
to carry what I need to carry,
literally and energetically.
Obstacles are here
to help us grow.
Obstacles are opportunities.
Trump is an opportunity
for a record number of women
to be motivated into government.
These darkest days of the year
are an opportunity
for you to discover your ability
to generate warmth and light from within.
Take a moment to consider that thing
that shitty situation
that seems like it's in your way
and ask yourself:
Where is this obstacle
asking me to get stronger?
How is this obstacle
helping me grow?
the obstacle is the opportunity.
Make it so.