Obstacles are those things in life that occur to ensure change and growth happen in our lives. We all may have great intentions on doing what we say we are going to do, but somehow we procrastinate on the promises we make to ourselves. To experience the fullness of life you have to be willing to open your mind and expand your thoughts. You can’t stay in a box and expect things to automatically change in your life for the better. This is where those unexpected obstacles come in and shake up our lives. When this occurs, it’s really a gift (one that during the time of the obstacle may not seem so).
I would like to share how an obstacle in my life brought about a great change for me. I’m a shy person, but I was put in a situation where I had to host an event that I wasn’t at all prepared for. I was in the drama club in college, but I worked backstage with props and costumes, because I felt that was my area of expertise. It was opening night and the drama teacher got very ill,so she could not attend the play. The school needed someone to host the play for the night, which included; the introduction of the play settings, speaking in between the play acts, and hosting the intermission for the audience. This was a big job for the night, and the director of the play asked me to host the whole evening. I was terrified, because I never liked speaking in front of an audience. This obstacle was huge for me, because I would be totally out of my comfort zone and placed in front of a large audience.
My first thought was no way can I do this, but then a quote came into my head “when opportunity knocks, be prepared to open the door.” It was at that moment that I said, I can do this and I was not going to let the obstacle of “fear” hold me back from this moment. I took the challenge and it was the best experience of my life. After the play, people came up to me and said what a great job of hosting I had done. That moment changed my life. I am now in the field of communication and I book many speaking engagements.
Please write me back and share an obstacle that caused a change in your life.
Your BRimi Girl