Throughout your life, you will encounter what you perceive as opposition and obstruction.
You wanted to leave for your vacation early in the morning before traffic gets heavy, but when you awoke you realized you forgot to pay the bills that come due while you’re away. Or you wanted to arrive early to the office so you’ll have time to finish your slides for an important presentation that morning, only to get stuck behind a 10-car pileup on the freeway with no exit in site.
While life doesn’t always align with your plans, your response will have everything to do with whether you experience an insurmountable obstacle or a golden opportunity. You get to decide whether unexpected opposition will be a curse or a blessing in disguise.
It’s a lot like dancing with a partner. With no resistance, you’ll find yourself flailing like a wet noodle. However, with even a little structure and tension, you’ll perform creative twists and turns that will leave everyone amazed.
Like the kite that can only rise against the resistance of the wind, once you partner with your perceived opposition, you may just find yourself soaring to new heights you could never have reached from comfortable complacency.
As anyone who works out regularly can attest, opposition can help you develop strength, stamina, flexibility, stability and dexterity. Strength results from pushing or pulling against strong resistance. You gain strength—physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually—when you encounter opposition and engage it.
Opposition is inevitable. Instead of collapsing into victimhood or raging against circumstances, transform your minefields into goldmines. Turn your face into the wind, embrace your challenges and discover the hidden riches that lie within you. Choose your energy and change your life!
How will YOU dance with opposition TODAY?