It’s all an Obstacle Course

Don’t stop, thinking about tomorrow,
Don’t stop, it’ll soon be here,
It’ll be, better than before,
Yesterday’s gone, yesterday’s gone.

~Fleetwood Mac~

Life is an Obstacle Course.
It’s how we deal with the obstacles that’s the key to it all. We can  refuse to run it or get on with it. We can complain about it being too hard or just deal with it. We can worry we can do it or believe that we can. We can hold on the the fear of it or get creative and overcome it. It’s really all in the state of mind.

Why not think about times to come,
And not about the things that you’ve done,
If your life was bad to you,
Just think what tomorrow will do.

I’ve always been drawn to movies that inspire us. Films like Miracle, Glory Road, Remember the Titans Hoosiers, Simon Birch, and even the Rocky series are some of my very favorites . I love stories about people who overcome seemingly insurmountable odds to accomplish great things.  The Underdog stories you know. They motivate me to live more fully. To dig down a little deeper when thoughts, or feelings or life’s obstacles get in the way.

One of the key components in the Art of Reinvention is believing that nothing is impossible.

I think we often short change ourselves by thinking too small. Or thinking something can’t be done. Or thinking we aren’t worthy to accomplish those goals or dreams. It’s ome of the reasons I love the song “Don’t Stop” by Fleetwood Mac. It’s really one of the most positive songs ever written. We’d be well served to read those lyrics every day of the week.

Don’t stop, thinking about tomorrow,
Don’t stop, it’ll soon be here,
It’ll be, better than before,
Yesterday’s gone, yesterday’s gone.

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One comment

  1. Peg

    I have a hard enough time just thinking about today, let alone thinking about tomorrow. lol Life can be an obstacle course, that is for sure. I’ve spent enough time on THAT track! You’re right though, Drew. Thank goodness there is a tomorrow. Especially when the present day doesn’t always go as we had planned, or hoped for. I just re-read the three sentences of your final paragraph:

    “I think we often short change ourselves by thinking too small. Or thinking something can’t be done. Or thinking we aren’t worthy to accomplish those goals or dreams.”

    I’m guilty of doing that. Especially when it comes to risking, to taking chances. Believe me when I say, that I try not to short change myself, or think that something can’t be done, or that I’m not worthy of having my dreams come true. I really do try, and am getting better at giving myself credit for getting through the obstacle course called “life.”

    I came across this quote the other day:
    “We are all a people in need. We are not perfect. We are not machines. We make mistakes. We need grace. We need compassion. We need help at times. We need other people. And that’s okay.” ~ Jamie Tworkowski

    I think the key is surrounding oneself with the right people who encourage us, support us, and are present to us. We don’t go through life alone. We need one another. Not only for today, but for every tomorrow to come.

    Peg

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