“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.”
— Marcus Aurelius
This may be the most interesting paradox I’ve ever heard. On its face, it seems that what stands in the way stays in the way. But I realized, as I thought on it more, that this paradox conceals a potent nugget of truth: Sometimes disadvantages prove to be very advantageous in our lives.
Are you facing a difficulty right now? Be sure you don’t throw in the towel too early. Sometimes what stands in the way of where you wish to go is the very thing that will guarantee you get there. After all, another name for stumbling block could quite possible be stepping stone.