September 23, 2016

The Beauty Of Obstacles

Happy Friday!

Sometimes I like when things go wrong. Not hugely, catastrophe-level wrong, but a little bit wrong. 

For example, a few weeks ago I went to Burning Man. I went spontaneously – with only a few days of planning. Not only was my trip thrown together at the last minute, but I wound up camping in an entirely different camp than I had planned. 

If the weather had cooperated, my tent would have been in an OK location. But the weather didn’t cooperate, and I had to scramble to figure out how not to get blown away in a dust storm. 

Needless to say, I did not get blown away into the Nevada desert. 

The beauty of having my best laid plans derailed is that I’m forced to be more resourceful. It’s a good reminder that I can figure things out and that I can rely on other people sometimes. More people want to support you than you might realize. 

This doesn’t mean I court disaster. In fact, I actively try to avoid it! But I do believe that every challenge presents an opportunity to step up and do better. 

Here’s to rising to your current challenges, whatever they might be.