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Ever felt there were just too many things getting in the way of real living? Too many frustrations and obstacles?

 Frank Clark reminds us:

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”

So here are three thoughts to help us love the obstacle course.

First, obstacle courses make us feel alive.  

It’s not unusual to hear people talk about the early days of building a business, or a family, or following a dream—the times when they faced difficult struggles—and you can hear the excitement and nostalgia in their voices.

Second, life without obstacles, without something to push against can be boring.

I sometimes wonder how many of those folks sitting under beach umbrellas are actually bored.

Of course, we all need down time, time to renew. But here’s why: because human beings are made for challenges.

Which leads to the third point, a question:

What if the obstacle course isn’t what gets between us and life? What if the obstacle course IS life! What if that’s the place where “real living” happens?

 Would that change how you run it? And how you feel about running it?