Today I welcome you to experience “A Motivational Minute.” Don’t ever forget the promise and opportunity offered by each new day. We can’t change the past, but the decisions we make beginning today will forever change your future.

So let’s get started on a motivational minute.

Many of us get frustrated when we face obstacles in our lives, or in business. But do you know why obstacles really exist? Allow me to quote to you from the late Randy Paush, the author of the “Last Lecture.” He used the metaphor that an obstacle is like facing a brick wall.

He stated, “The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out; the brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. The brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough.”

He was exactly right. The brick walls are not there to define us but to refine us into deeper levels of commitment and the resolve to succeed. Just like muscle mass is developed by resistance, so too is our resolve and persistence. Growth comes from overcoming barriers, not from comfort or convenience.

So, the next time you face a difficult obstacle, remember this–here is a chance for you prove to yourself and to show the world just how badly you want this.

Don’t allow anything stop you from reaching your goals. If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere. When you face an obstacle, figure out how to climb over it, plow through it, or pivot around it. The truth is that most obstacles appear to be larger than they really are.

That’s it for today.

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