“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn
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Life is a lot like surfing.
The ocean provides an endless number of waves. No matter what you do, there is no way to stop them from coming. They are a fixture of the Earth as much as the ground we walk on and the air we breathe.
Much like the waves of the ocean, life constantly throws obstacles at you. No matter how many you overcome, another will take its place. There’s no point in trying to stop them. Instead we should embrace them.
Surfing allows you to ride the waves as they come. Each one is a new challenge waiting to be conquered. Each one provides a new thrill. Instead of letting the waves push you around, you learn to surf.
The same is true with obstacles in your life. Instead of complaining about them and letting them defeat you, learn to overcome them. How can you view the obstacle as a wave to be conquered? How can you turn that new obstacle into a thrill?Obstacles provide the perfect opportunity to learn and grow. Click To Tweet
Obstacles provide the perfect opportunity to learn and grow. So use that to your advantage.
Don’t let the waves crash down on you. Take your surfboard out onto the waters and ride those waves.