We’re either going or we’re not going. We get to make that decision every day. Perhaps you’ve decided:
That detour we hit, the pothole we narrowly avoided, the interruption that was unexpected–we experienced them, and we decided that we’re still going.
Speed bumps are real. They’re a warning, or they’re unavoidable, and they hurt. Speed bumps cannot be denied.
A speed bump that stops us from going is an obstacle.
Often, the only difference between a speed bump and an obstacle is our decision about which one it is.