The Most Interesting Paradox

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 began thinking about it more and I realized that this paradox really 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 we wish to go is the very thing that will guarantee we get there. After all, another name for stumbling block is stepping stone.