I do believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet in our path of life are put there for a purpose. There are no accidents; we should pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door.

Early in life I learned that the greater the obstacle, the greater is the glory in overcoming it; that right always wins out over wrong; that if we have good intentions in our heart and want to do the right thing, then there are certain ways that any obstacle can be overcome.

I have also learned that our ego can become an obstacle to our success in life. If we start believing in our greatness, it is the death of our creativity. An excuse becomes an obstacle to

The beautiful path is not a place outside yourself, but rather a place you carry with you everywhere you go. - Bryant Mcgill

 our success when it is made in place of our best effort or when it is used as the object of the blame, instead of making every obstacle an opportunity.
A successful life is also one that is lived through understanding and pursuing one's own path, not chasing after the dreams of others.

It sometimes takes a lot of wrong turns before you find the right path. - Steven Aitchison

When we stand up to our obstacles and do something about them, we will find out that they are not even half the strength we think we have. Obstacles don't have to stop us. If we run into a wall, let us not turn around and give up. Let us figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. When obstacles arise, we change our DIRECTION to reach our goal; we do not change our DECISION to get there.

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. Positive thinking is also a valuable tool that can help us overcome obstacles, deal with pain, and reach new goals.  Yes, for every obstacle in life there is a solution. Sometimes though, we are the real obstacle in our path to a fulfilling and satisfying life. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. The greatest mistake is giving up. It is what distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.

By Tim Pedrosa

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives. -Henry David Thoreau Brainy, Deep, Thoughts