Today has had some good news, and some indifferent news.
The good news was great – but I am not allowed to speak of what it is yet because the person whom it is central to does not yet know. All I can say is that it is a work in progress, but just to get to this point has taken me months to work through the logistics. However, I think all will be well, and someone should be able to achieve a fantastic goal in the near future.
The indifferent news was for me, and was disappointing. I was applying to do a course, and whilst I didn’t have quite what they were looking for in the spec, I was still hoping that I might get a chance to put my best self across at an interview. But no. They will not even consider my application because of that one thing. That is fair enough. But I was still so disappointed to get the e-mail to say that they would not even read my application because my degree qualification was not what they were looking for. Despite the fact that I have proven myself in my field with post-graduate work and qualifications since graduating (which was sooooooo long ago now).
Still, even with this disappointment I suddenly realised that my brain was already working on ways around this. I want to achieve my goal so much that it appears my subconscious was already in on the act!
Have you ever really wanted to achieve something and found that there are obstacles in the way? How did you feel about the obstacles?
I have always looked at obstacles as being a way of testing your resolve. I think that they are there to see just how badly you want something in life. After all – if it was easy, then we’d all have everything that we wanted wouldn’t we? If it just landed in our lap – then would we actually appreciate it?
Sometimes we have to work hard for the things that we truly want. The valued things will never come easy. The lessons we may learn from working hard at one thing may make something else feel easier next time we experience something similar.
What have you managed to achieve despite the odds? How did you overcome any obstacles that popped up? Did you find you learned more from the experience that you thought you might?
Share your stories – you may help someone else to learn from your experience!
Have a great day!