This article was from ManifestYourPotential.com.
I like this one so much. It was very useful and help me grow my understanding and my knowledge about obstacles that commonly come to my life, so when it comes again, I can solve it better. Hopefully.
Do you know the difference between a challenge, a check, a block, a damper and a hurdle? Obstacles come in all shapes and sizes – and identifying the kind of obstacle you face helps so you learn how to deal with it.
Below is a quick list of the different types of obstacles you may face in life, along with what they are prompting you to do to overcome them.
... help you stretch and become more flexible, just like the way a dancer uses a barre.
... make it necessary to reposition yourself for a new start, in the same way that runners use blocks before they start a race.
... help you grow your knowledge, skills, experience and resources.
... make you to rethink your options and actions, in the same way a check in the game of Chess does.
... help you slow down and cool off, just like a fireplace damper.
... require you to gain momentum so you can leap over them.
- Impassable Obstacles
... force you to find another way around them.
... help you slow down and exercise caution in choosing your next steps.
... make you slow down, look carefully at the way things are connected, and then work patiently to loosen or cut through the binds within yourself or your environment.
... make you bid your time till things change.
... put the pressure on and test whether we are strong enough to handle the consequences.
... make you look around for a ladder or a over hanging tree. Or they can inspire you to build an earthen ramp so everyone can climb over them.
Knowing the nature of what is holding you back and the means by which it does that -- is critical to choosing the right strategy to deal with it.