That's a beautiful way to look at it. I don't look at what is the fastest way possible, I never have. I just look at growth, if I came out stronger than before in the end, no matter the outcome. Would you say that the only journey we have is that that is life?
I agree with you one hundred percent! I think what is most important is how you pick yourself back up.
That's okay. I found it really interesting to think about and the opinions are pretty divided which made this question well worth it. I love to hear about people's point of view on these things.
That make us better travelers. I like that a lot. Very well said, thank you!
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So do I. I'm not afraid to fail as long as I fail better than last time.
that's a very good way to see it, yes...
What about an obstacle course?
Once again, it's only a word we use as a label, but that label can often set up self-fulfilling prophesies. For instance, if you feel you are unattractive, nothing anyone else says will change that belief, so you'll assume anyone who chooses to be with you is either settling or using you. There are many common words or actions that often result in reactions we don't like, yet we continue to use them just because they are familiar. People who run what may be called an obstacle course generally see the course as challenging, not impassable.
Sorry I was being cheeky. But with the obstacle course as an example. I have mostly seen obstacles and challenges as linked. The challenge to face and overcome said obstacle, being part of that self growth.Would you say that in a depression an obstacle would 'change into' a challenge if they get out of it? The person in a depression probably did not think it possible at first, but it eventually happened.
No problem. A challenge is something we face and address, not something that happens to work out on its own. When we label something as an obstacle, that often lowers our motivation to take action. A common challenge is understanding people when they use the same words to describe totally different things. For instance, you may see a lift as an elevator, while others may view it as a surgical procedure.There was a newlywed couple who had been married a whole month. The wife went up to her husband and said, "I'm so happy I married you. I couldn't imagine spending the rest of my life with anyone else. There is just one little thing. I'd like to see a little more love in our relationship." His response was "You've got to be kidding. We're already making love 6 times a day. You're going to kill me." It doesn't appear both define "love" the same way. Always makes sure you are defining words the same, or conversations won't make any sense.As one pulls out of depression, there is generally more motivation to take action. Sometimes that's facing issues. Other times, the result is less than ideal. Though depression is most prevalent at the end of the year, suicides are most common in the spring, when people are coming out of depression and have the energy to take action... not wanting to ever return to that depressed state again.
Our time, life itself is the journey, right?
You lean more towards option B then?
I'm also a little bit of a pessimist so I kinda see it as both 😂
I agree, I wanted to see how many people do.
Like the one thing you didn't imagine, happened?
Yeah the one thing I didn’t plan for throwing a wrench in all my plans.
I really like this opinion. Would you still say that it is in the way if you learned from the setback and are now more succesful after reaching the goal than if you had not made that mistake?
Still in the way because if it hasn’t happened, I’d be further along than I am now.
Yes, I think it can help you a little.
Have you mastered it already to be able to operate in stressful situations?
Operating in stressful situations was my life.It's dealing with the aftermath of the extreme stress afterwards... that's the challenge.But I'm doing pretty well
O, yes that's true! That's a very good point you brought up, well said. Glad to hear you're okay.
No it's not, I asked this question just because I was hoping to get mixed opinions on it. The results show how differently people look at it and I find it really interesting so no it's not bad. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
I know right! Took me long enough.
Would your opinion change if you overcame it and became a stronger person because of it?
Yeah I think hindsight is always 20/20 but I've always been a destination type of person over the journey. So if its in my way I always just want it out of my way I guess
I understand. That's some strong determination.
What do you do when it does?
@Ms_Facesitter That depends whether I have a "Plan B" or not.
That would probably decide if it's vote open A or B then?
@Ms_Facesitter Option A is no longer available. It's been removed from the equation.