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4 Hurdles You Must Jump in Life

4 Hurdles You Must Jump in Life

There are four hurdles we must jump in life and until we do, we will not become all we are meant to be. Initially the hurdles diminish our confidence and self-esteem, but this is an illusion as they are a part of the way-the journey of heroes, inventors, and legendary entrepreneurs. They exist to help us fulfill our highest and greatest purpose.

The first hurdle is overcoming all the naysayers, the people who tell us our dreams are silly, we’re not smart enough, rich enough or strong enough, but we must be strong and follow our heart. If we ignore our inspiration then we deny our uniqueness. Leaping the first hurdle is a critical jump in the journey of life and until we do, the subsequent hurdles remain hidden. It takes confidence, courage and faith to overcome the naysayers.

If you have successfully made the first leap, stand by, the second hurdle rapidly appears, we call it failure, but it isn’t failure until we quit. In reality there is no such thing, it is a course correction. This is another test, teaching us determination, persistence and one of the most important qualities to survive and thrive-resilience-the ability to bounce back when life knocks us down. No one ever got it right the first time, not Steve Jobs or Thomas Edison.

The third hurdle is our crisis. It shows up as a divorce, illness, or financial setback. We begin a search for meaning, wondering where we went wrong or why God did this. If the ego has a tight grip it might last many years. It takes us down to our knees and through the dark night of our soul. We face temptations, get rich schemes, and the easy way out….Continue reading on

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1:23PM PST on Dec 3, 2013

good info. HOWEVER, people who write for the public need to PROOFREAD!! Allowing others to read "retched" when you meant "wretched" is piss-poor writing!! I get so tired of translating what has been written into intelligible articles. There is no excuse for piss-poor writing! REMEMBER TO PROOFREAD!!

9:30PM PDT on Nov 1, 2013

You also have to know when to leap and when to bide your time...

5:06PM PDT on Oct 28, 2013

Good points

10:18PM PDT on Oct 27, 2013


9:27PM PDT on Oct 22, 2013

good article, thanks Life is not a smooth road. It's filled with potholes, dips, curves, and detours.

10:29AM PDT on Oct 22, 2013

Live in faith above reason, focused with purpose, always with gratefulness, and know the Universe wants what we desire more than we do. Grow into harmony with the order of creation, and know that "Nature conspires to support the dreamer" As the creator is omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent, all power cannot fail. The maker must bestow to his creatures to bring contentment in order to help himself. The urge to grow, increase and advance is the urge of all creation.

3:17AM PDT on Oct 21, 2013


10:25AM PDT on Oct 20, 2013

Leaping that first hurdle (The naysayers) can be a dangerous one also. You could just be setting yourself up to failure and end up disillusioned and deflated; incapable of picking up the broken pieces and unable to continue with a fullfilling life. It takes a very wise and able person with many supports; friends and family and money to succeed. It's is knowing and facing that fact and reality and still having the strength to do it that counts. No point reaklessly plunging oneself into a big void that could ruin your life.

12:49AM PDT on Oct 20, 2013

thanks for sharing

11:16AM PDT on Oct 19, 2013

It's always good to be honest with oneself. Sometimes the refusal to do something is just a preference, but other times it's a self-defeating fear. There's no one-size-fits all recipe, as everyone has a unique journey. Self-honesty is key.

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