I’ll keep the life obstacles that I already own, thank you very much.
In elementary school, I used to think that the grass in my classmates backyards were so much greener than mine. Like how the pretty blond girl was lucky enough to go to a bunch of different dance classes or how the bubbly biracial girl who was adopted into a White family lived in a huge home with an inground pool in one of the fancier suburbs near school and the list went on…
It was only years later that I realized that the blond girl’s mother constantly belittled her, had her on an eternal diet and dance classes were only to keep her skinnier than the other mother’s daughters. And the biracial girl was faking her bubbliness while trying to harm herself because she felt out of place in adopted family and siblings didn’t treat her well.
So yeah, the grass is not always greener on the other side.
I realize that my main obstacle is me, myself and I.
Most of my life obstacles are within my control to improve on – it’s just a matter of me taking concrete steps to do what I need to do.
If I want to lose weight, it’s within my control. If I want to improve my finances, it’s within my control. If I want to better my health, I can focus on the things I can control.
If you could choose your own life obstacles, would you keep the ones you have?