A fastlane to the end of life?

Whenever I hit roadblocks, I think about “The Obstacle is the Way“.
The best walks aren’t just a straight line to the summit.
The real adventure starts when the bridge has collapsed and you have to cross the stream,
or the path is blocked and you make your own way.
We don’t rage at these detours on a hike.
The point of the hike is not to get to the end of the path, the point of the hike is to hike.

So why do we get so frustrated when these things happen in our business or life pursuits?
Do you want a shortcut straight to the end of your life?
No, you want a rich, varied life well lived and full of experiences.
This ties in nicely with my first thought regarding the perception of time passing.

Do you really want to join a fastlane straight to the end of your life?
A straight motorway to your death would be a very short and boring life indeed.
I must learn to enjoy the obstacles, the detours, the problems which make up the rich variety of life.

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Obstacles might seem like a negative at the time, but they add up to the rich experience of life as a whole. Learn to embrace them.

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Nicholas Robb

Founder, Design Hero
Author of Life by Design

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