Obstacles - What Obstacles?
Growing up in Denver, Colorado I had the good fortune of enjoying some of the best skiing the country has to offer. I became an “okay” skier.
I learned an excellent lesson in overcoming obstacles on those slopes.
One afternoon I was skiing with some buddies on some pretty tough “black diamond” slopes. They were much better than me. I remember skiing down one slope in particular. As I was handling the moguls and sharp descent with as much skill as I could muster, one of my friends proceeded into the thick woods beside the slope and headed down the mountain.
When I breathlessly reached the bottom, he was waiting for me! Thinking that I had made it down the mountain pretty quickly, I was amazed that he had beaten me.
Knowing that I would have absolutely killed myself attempting the same stunt, I had to ask, “How in the world can you possibly ski through those trees so quickly?”
His response amazed me even more. He simply said, “It’s funny. I don’t really look at the trees at all. I look at the openings.”
Look for the trees and you’ll hit a tree – every time. What a fantastic metaphor for overcoming obstacles AND for life! Incidentally, this profound statement was made to me by Rick Alden - long before he became founder and CEO of the $100,000,000 company - Skull Candy! Rick Alden Overcoming Obstacles
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