What is an Obstacle?

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something that obstructs or hinders progress

This definition may be accurate, but it's unhelpful.

When encountering an Obstacle in life - don't think of it as something that obstructs progress.

If there's one thing I learned for taking part in a Spartan Race, it's this:

Obstacles don't stop you. They're just an indicator that one has to change their current way of progressing.

Obstacle courses aren't impossible - they're exercises, tests, tasks.
Next time you encounter an obstacle remember that your life is the obstacle course, and no obstacle course is impossible... But any good one is difficult.