“What on earth would a man do with himself, if something did not stand in the way?” (H. G. Wells). Something is most often standing in the way. There are many barriers and challenges to achieving what we want or could achieve. It’s hardly ever easy and problem free. Good comes with hardship, effort, endurance, and persistence. If we waited until the path was clear we’d stand there a very long time. We have to go around, push through, or destroy the barriers if we plan to move forward with our goals. Success is rarely easy and even when achieved takes great effort to hold on to. We appreciate and value what we obtain much more when it takes hard work to accomplish. We like having things given to us however we tend to hold in higher esteem those things we work harder to gain for ourselves. The process of overcoming challenges, figuring out ways to address difficulties, and strategizing against opposition often produces the greatest feelings of success. Once we achieve a hard won victory we very quickly look around for the next challenge. Life is truly the journey and not the destination. What is the greatest barrier you’ve had to overcome in your life? Please share with us in the comments.