An obstacle is something that impedes our progress or achievement. Obstacles come in all kinds of forms and are as individualized as everything else that occurs in our lives. The key word in the quote by Grant Frazier is not obstacle, but “illusions.”
When I began writing today’s blog, I categorized true obstacles as those that are beyond our control, and obstacle illusions as those we actually have some control over. As I thought more about the concept, I came to realize that even true obstacles have an illusionary component.
Once we set off down the path to realize our dreams, we must test every obstacle we meet to determine where the illusion begins. It may be that what we thought was insurmountable will turn out to be a minor bump in the road.