Throughout a person’s life, they have to deal with obstacles thrown at them from every direction. The methods of dealing with these obstacles vary from person to person. Nonetheless, people have to deal with these obstacles, and the ways they combat the problems may alter the outcome of it. Ralph Marston stated that one should not allow themselves to become one of their obstacles. With this, the surroundings of a person and their obstacle, as well as the process in which they deal with them, contributing to them becoming an obstacle themselves.
“Well, these sad and hopeless obstacles are welcome in one sense, for they enable us to look with indifference upon the cruel satires that Fate loves to indulge in” (Thomas Hardy). The definition of an obstacle is a thing, mental or physical, that blocks one's way or prevents or hinders progress. A common theme in literature is having to do with overcoming obstacles and ways to solve problems despite them. The mockingbird from Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, Harrison Bergeron from Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s “Harrison Bergeron,” and the situations from Rudyard Kipling’s “If” each function as a symbol to reveal that you will have to overcome obstacles no matter what.
Life is like an obstacle course, you run into multiple obstacles on the way to the finish line, and there's no telling how many hindrances you may encounter. Very few people can go their whole life without obstacles along the way, others can’t seem to get away from them, but with every obstacle comes a beneficial or deleterious concomitant.
trying to change or overcome obstacles can be damaging. Life is full of struggles, but it
Although students may have enough time to prepare for the SAT/ACT, there are many distractions that could prevent the student from getting a good score. The SAT/ACT both require students to answer a load of questions in little time; the student would be more focused on trying to answer all questions rather than getting as many right as they can. One other distraction could be the student’s testing environment. The student may have
In life there will be a lot of obstacles. Some obstacles just come out of nowhere, and some you may bring upon yourself. But without struggle you will not learn how to take care of yourself. Life is not always fare, you have to take the good with the bad. Be strong and keep moving. You will get there eventually if you stay focused.
“I’m thankful for my struggle because without it, I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.” – Unknown author. Why does this quote describe myself? Well, let me tell you! When I was deciding on a quote, my mind kept coming back to the question, “What obstacles have you overcome?” Of course my biggest obstacle being type 1 diabetes. When being diagnosed with a chronic illness with no cure at any age is hard, but when you are diagnosed the second week of seventh grade, it’s almost an indescribable situation. It’s as if you have been ripped from your old, normal life and put into one that revolves around finger pricks, shots, and ridicules amounts of juices. With the first year being a roller coaster that only went down, I was finally able to take a long ride up that came with success, happiness, and a new life path. I was able to find true friends, start a healthier lifestyle, and most importantly, start living as the ‘real’ me. With this exciting new “life path” I was able to excel in school, sports, and in the way I handle diabetes. I was able to join three new clubs,
“Embrace each challenge in your life as an opportunity for self-transformation.” （Bernie S. Siegel）Challenges is inevitable in our life. It is painful, but it will become a great treasure in our life as long as we dare to facing it. Even I’m still young, I have already faced to thousands of challenges.
Life isn't always fairy tales and happy endings. It can deliver obstacles that strike like punches. These challenges are supposed to prepare us for whatever may come and help us develop along the way. I know that this kind of development is important but, it is not easy. My obstacles have definitely started to shape and create the person I am today and who I will become.
In life, obstacles are there to help develop someone for the better. In my experience, things don't always go the way one expects. Growing up with my parents being the happiest they could be, to instantly becoming separated wasn't very easy to cope with. I'm sure the mistakes that were made are remorseful now, but I have accustomed myself to becoming a self reliant person. My dad was a liar and a felon, and I had no clue. When I was about to turn 15 around the holidays, my dad was detained for possession of a controlled substance. Watching my mom trying to justify his actions was what agonized me most. The whole incident wasn't what challenged me in life, but learning to live my life without my dad, as if I never had one to begin with, was
At times, obstacles can stand in ones way of accomplishing goals. But is the accomplishment worth the fight? Growing up in a single parent, low socioeconomic, household of five, I know overcoming obstacles far too well. I can honestly say I learned my conquering tactics from the best, my mother. Making ends meet has been a way of life for my family. Although we were living paycheck to paycheck, it is only by the grace of God we made it through. Without a dime to send me or my siblings to college, she never belittled our dreams. She would always say that “a man with a plan is a dangerous man indeed because he knows what he wants and he knows where he is going”.
Some people think that having obstacles in your life is to ruin what you are trying to accomplish. If you didn't have those obstacles, then everyone's life would be easy, and what would be the point? Having obstacles in your life should help you more to keep going, and to make your life better in a way that you won't consider having.
Life is about dealing with obstacles and learning how to hurdle over them, but also learning from them. Obstacles that we have no choice but to encounter sporadically. Things thrown at us without any warning. I've faced many obstacles in my life, but who hasn't? We are all damaged, scarred, and bruised. We all have stories, some long, some much too short. My story starts here.
My biggest obstacle in my life was my weight. I was not going to let it defeat me as I was going to defeat it. Through hard work and dedication I was going to lose weight. This act helped me prepare for life situations and never back down from any task.