Whether you like it or not, obstacles are inevitable in life and in business. There’s a scene in the movie, O Brother Where Art Thou, where the main characters, 3 escaped convicts, meet up with a “blind seer” on a railroad track. They jump on the push cart, on the rails, and ask the seer a couple of questions. And he tells them…
“You seek a great fortune, you three who are now in chains. You will find a fortune, though it will not be the one you seek. But first… first you must travel a long and difficult road, a road fraught with peril. Mm-hmm. You shall see thangs, wonderful to tell. You shall see a… a cow… on the roof of a cotton house, ha. And, oh, so many startlements. I cannot tell you how long this road shall be, but fear not the obstacles in your path, for fate has vouchsafed your reward. Though the road may wind, yea, your hearts grow weary, still shall ye follow them, even unto your salvation.”
Then, a little later, the 3 convicts argue about something as they’re walking along a dirt road. And one of them mentions those obstacles. One of the funny parts is how they keep saying that word like ob-stack-ulls. I laugh when I think about the way they said it. But it also makes me think of how…
Obstacles are inevitable.
But inevitable doesn’t mean they can’t be overcome. In fact, they can help become a better decision maker. I shared a story a couple of years ago about a friend who faced a wall, literally, and here’s what I said.
“He said he used to get his morning coffee, sit in his favorite leather chair, and read some news. AND every few minutes he’d look up at a very large empty wall on the other side of the living room. He and his wife knew they didn’t want to fill up the wall with a hundred pictures. So, he started to envision some custom cabinetry to cover the whole wall.
Fortunately, he has professional carpenter skills. And one of those mornings he stared at the wall and Boom! He could SEE the entire finished project in his head. Didn’t even have to draw up any plans. He told me it was like a high definition picture in his mind.
And a couple of months later, there was a finished cabinet for books, an enclosed media/TV center, and built-in surround sound.”
Yeah, my friend was able to overcome that obstacle of what to do with the wall by getting a clear vision of a solution. And basically that’s how you accomplish any goals in life.
That’s why the first stage of my RondaReady System focuses on your vision.
And that first stage is now a more comprehensive course called RondaReady YOUniversity. It’s designed to help YOU discover (and BE) the best YOU.
It’s not free. And, for some, it might not even seem inexpensive. But it’s only a fraction of the cost of my entire System. And it can truly help you clarify what you want to do with your life. Whether it’s to own and operate a business, get a better job, or continue your education after high school.
Remember, maybe obstacles are inevitable. But you’re not incapable.
When you’re Ready to find out more and get some help to envision your future, your link is waiting for you, below.