Monday, 17 September 2012

Obstacles In Our Path

Once upon a time,there was a King who intentionally had a boulder placed on a roadway.Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the King's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it.

Many loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way.Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. On approaching the boulder,the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road.After much pushing and straining,he finally succeeded.As the peasant picked up his load of vegetables,he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been.

The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway.The peasant learned what many others never understand.

Obstacles are often unrecognised opportunity.The weak see obstacles as stumbling blocks but the strong see them as stepping stone.Inorder to reach the next stage of joy and success, we have to embrace obstacles along our pathway.Obstacles will look large or small according to whether we are large or small.


  1. Good post, Alex. You know, part of what I'm learning in business is that if I know that I'm bigger than anything, then every obstacle I encounter will seem small. I actually look forward to obstacles just to see how/if I overcome them.