I have heard Eric Thomas. I have listened to Les Brown, Tony Robbins, Ray Lewis and so many others. The message is consistent about obstacles, fear and challenges.
They all say some variations of go through and not around.
I came across this obstacle on the trail in Short Hiils Provincial Park. I was fearless! I was determined! I was unstoppable!
I went through...
...I went not under, not around but over, and then down. And then the pain arrived.
And they were right. All of them said it would happen.
I learned from my pain. I learned from my obstacle.
There is a difference between figurative obstacles and physical ones. Some physical obstacles are better to go around than through.
They told me that from my pain will come growth. They were correct, particularly the bump on my head.