Defeating the Monsters Along Your Path

A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it.

Our lives are filled with challenge on a daily basis. It can be an easy reason to stop or give up. Most people would even understand.

The first mistake we make is to see challenge as obstacles and obstacles – even the word – sounds like something blocking us.

When we shift our focus and see the challenges as stepping stones or character builders or even guardrails, we find they are necessary companions along the journey to a goal and will make standing on the too of the mountain that much more gratifying.

The late, great mythologist Joseph Campbell put forward the theory of the monomyth – the heroic journey that each of as the hero of our life is on. He noted repeating pattern in hero stories across the world.

Always there is a monster (massive challenge) to be faced before the hero gleans the boon. Don’t bow! You have as much right as anyone to be on the path.

Be glad when you find your monster. It’s a sign you’re on the right path. The universe rarely bothers to challenge mediocrity, but it will cast huge scary shadow puppets at those ready to achieve something great.

Just in case no one else reminded your today, you are awesome!

Ray


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Ray Davis - The Affirmation Spot

I am the Founder of The Affirmation Spot, author of Annuanki Awakening, and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. My latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation (Book 1 of a trilogy) and The Power to Be You: 417 Daily Thoughts and Affirmations for Empowerment. I have written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential for many years. By day, I write sales training for Fortune 100 company. I began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. My thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, I have melded these ideas into my own philosophy on self-development. I have written, recorded, and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve my own life and I have a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Spring Hill, Ks with his wife.

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