The greater the obstacle, the greater is the glory in overcoming it. Early in life I learned, through observation, that right always wins out over wrong. If a person has good intentions in his heart and wants 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
The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something.Muhammad Iqbal
 believing in our greatness, it is the death of our creativity. An excuse becomes an obstacl
e to 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.

Truth is vast. Ego is petty. That's why Ego holds you back; and Truth sets you free.
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. For every obstacle 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

If our ego starts out, 'I am important, I am big, I am special,' we are in for some disappointments when we look around at what we have discovered about the universe. No, we are not big. No, we are not. We are small in time and in space. And we have this frail vessel called the human body that is limited on Earth.