There are no traps,
only obstacles and opportunities.
creates no obstacles.
There’s a friend of mine that has spent 20 years working in dead end jobs and bad careers. He started this stint in Taco Bell but didn’t have the energy, willpower, or education to go further than minimum wage. Then he took one call center job after another after another. When I graduated college I was looking for a job that would allow me to help the world and create a new society of happy positive people…but what job does that and pays you? I took a call center job and met my friend Scott (name changed of course). Every day he would complain about all the things that we keeping him from doing what he really wanted to do: Be a paid musician. He explained he didn’t care what he did with his music, as long as he was paid to play. Then he told me about bills and how he created more bills, his wife who wanted more money, and all the myriad of other excuses (he called them reasons) why he could NEVER do what he truly wanted to do. After a year, I found a teaching job educating high school dropouts and inspiring them to be more than they ever thought they could be. This was the beginning of my career and a path that would lead me directly here as a motivational speaker! He stayed at the call center. 10 year later he is still there, and his bass guitar, rhythm guitar, and his slide guitar sits in his garage under a mound of old newspapers.
So many times we see this world as a group of obstacles standing in front of us. We know what we want to do, we just don’t know how to get to it because we are so focused on all the ways we can’t. Why don’t we start saying that WE CAN! When we decided to create a new future and follow the path that we were born to lead (as long as we don’t hurt anyone doing it) there are no obstacles, every coincidence turns into a possibility or a new direction in our path. I can’t tell you how many times a chance encounter has lead me to a stage.
What most people call traps, are ways that other people have ensnared us into stopping our forward momentum. People are put in our path not to stop and trap us, but to add ideas and thoughts to further us on our path. If you live the world in a view of negativity, you will only see these people who are put in front of you as potential trappers. However, if you see these people as helpers…you will find yourself on a wonderful whirlwind of fun and enjoyment!
Don’t create obstacles to stop you from achieving the life you want!
Don’t hurt others in the world as you are working to achieve your dream.
There are never traps…only opportunities!
People ARE NOT trying to hurt you or stop you!