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Do you look at obstacles in your life as a nuisance or do you embrace them for the challenge that they are? Do you shy away from confrontation or do you face your fears head on?

Many of us choose to avoid the hurdles altogether in an attempt to run around them. I’m guilt of this myself. Instead, we should run full speed ahead.

Whether you’re dealing with the death of a loved one, a break up, the loss of a job, or even a stubborn sickness, all hurdles have one thing in common: they are meant to be overcome.

It is important for us to take the right approach when working to overcome hurdles in life. We must keep our head in the game and stay focused on succeeding. Many times our thoughts will sabotage our journey before we begin. We begin to doubt ourselves and our ability. Hurdles begin to appear larger than they really are and we become discouraged.

Large or small, hurdles are a part of life. Every human faces obstacles in life regardless of age, race or status. Things like death, sickness and failure are all small pieces of the puzzle of life. These things will happen inevitably. This is why it’s important to have the right perspective. How we learn to deal with hurdles will contribute greatly to life going forward although we never know what lies ahead.

When faced with challenges, we should make the most of the situation at hand. Remember to always find a positive in every situation. We may not see or understand it early on, but just know that it’s there.

Many people persevere in difficult conditions and you will too. Do not let your past mistakes govern your thoughts of today. Mistakes and failures are vital to growth. Learn what you can from all shortcomings and use what you’ve learned to fuel tomorrow.

Be fearless. Hurdles aren’t meant to be permanent. I’m sure you’ve heard the phase “Everything happens for a reason”. Well, it does. Every event in your life is tailored to your highest needs, regardless if you agree or not. Hurdles aren’t here to make your life miserable, but rather aid you to becoming a better you.

You can do anything you set your mind to.