For well over 500 days I have read for a minimum of 30 minutes each day, and there are plenty of mornings where I think I should take a break, plenty of mornings where it feels like a bit of a chore and plenty of mornings where I’d rather scroll through Facebook instead.
But I don’t, because of mornings like this morning.
This morning I started re-reading ‘The Obstacle is the Way’ by Ryan Holiday, and in it was this quote from Marcus Aurelius :
‘The impediment to action advances action.
What stands in the way becomes the way’
and then it struck me - I am the obstacle to my success - it is my flaws and fears, and my lack of knowledge that is preventing me from achieving my goals, and the way to overcome the obstacle of me is to work on it, teach it and nurture it, and be kind to it.
And the best way I have found to do that is by reading to it….