The more detailed the steps you can break your goals down into, the better. Start with the end in mind, visualise it, picture it, and even try to feel it. Once you are in this state of mind, start asking yourself questions like, “How can I have this?” “What will it take for me to achieve this?” “What do I need to do to get here?” Once you start asking yourself these valuable questions, your brain will start providing answers or excuses.
– Norman Vincent Peale –
Along the winding and bumpy road to fulfilling your goals and becoming your own version of success, you are going to encounter obstacles and setbacks. These obstacles vary from not having enough time to not having enough money to the necessity and time needed to learn and develop new skills to friends and family disapproving or not supporting you due to fear of failure. If you are not clear with the details of your goals, it is easy to lose focus and to fall victim to these obstacles.
The key to overcoming obstacles is to anticipate them and devise a plan for when they arise so you know how you will deal with them. This is like being one step ahead of someone who is trying to sabotage your dreams.
An obstacle is usually something external and not within your control. These obstacles vary from lack of financial resources to weather conditions to the economy – just to name a few. No one is immune from these hardships and stumbling blocks; they are sent to test you and help you to grow. Don’t give them any mental energy, and maintain that focus on what you want, even through the toughest of times.
If you don’t come across obstacles and hardships in the pursuit of achieving your goals, that just means your goal isn’t big enough and you are not gaining any self-improvement.
Most see obstacles as a sign to quit or give up, but if achieving your goals were easy, everyone would do it.
By getting through these obstacles, you will change, and with that change will come self-improvement. Any tangible things you acquire can be gone in the blink of an eye if you make poor decisions, but the lessons you learn from the obstacles and the hardships you encounter whilst pursuing your goals are yours forever.
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