Obstacles are part of life. There are two ways to perceive them that will lead you to very different outcomes. If you perceive them as such without necessarily seeing the learning they could bring to you, they won’t be any helpful. If however, and beyond the negative impact they may have on a short term run, you manage to perceive them as ‘positive reminders’ that you are on your way to archive your goals, they are very powerful milestones. The difference is therefore the way your perceive them. In the sport area for instance, injuries are often perceived by athletes are very negative events stopping them to develop. If they bring difficulties indeed, they also bring opportunities for athletes to learn how to manage them enhancing their ability to overcome them and develop their career further.