How do you deal with obstacles? Are you a throw your hands in the air and give up kind of person? Do you circle around and around in front of your obstacle, hoping you’ll eventually figure out what to do? Or do you yell, “Challenge accepted!!!” and meet your obstacles head on?
“Break Through Your Obstacles: Fulfill Your Potential” identifies 12 common obstacles that hold people back and keep them from achieving their goals then offers practical advice to help you break through the barriers and get back to your mission.
We all find ourselves stuck from time to time! The secret is to refuse to remain stuck. Don’t let the obstacles stop you. Make them work for you. Obstacles can serve an incredibly necessary and valuable role in your life. Here are a few ways obstacles can work in your favor:
◆ Obstacles help us find our way by challenging our decisions, forcing us to reevaluate.
◆ Obstacles are our teachers. If you approach the situation with the right attitude, you will learn something about yourself, about others, about life, every time you encounter an obstacle.
◆ Obstacles challenge us and help us grow. They make us stronger by pushing us to the edges of our strength and endurance.
◆ Obstacles force us to be more creative and more versatile. They expand our minds and increase our talents.
◆ Obstacles reveal our weaknesses and help us become stronger.
◆ Obstacles teach us our limitations then help us overcome them.
◆ Obstacles uncover mindsets that are holding us back and teach us to reframe our perspectives.
◆ Obstacles break our bad habits and teach us more productive ways of thinking and doing things.
◆ Obstacles challenge us to face our fears and teach us to be fearless in meeting challenges.
◆ Obstacles can take us higher. Once they are overcome, they serve as a bridge or stair step to take us onward and upward.
Are you beginning to see why I’m such a fan of obstacles? I’ve come to look forward to encountering obstacles because they make me stronger, wiser, and better! Identify what’s holding you back and get tips and tricks to break through!
“Obstacles are put in your way to see if what you want is really worth fighting for.”