Overcoming Obstacles

by Kevin on October 7, 2015

We all encounter obstacles in life whether it’s related to our finances, relationships, work, conflict, or illness. There are many things that we desire, but there are always challenges that we must overcome before we succeed. Instead of thinking negatively and giving up on your dreams, why not figure out how you can overcome these obstacles and make them part of your success story? After all, the bitterest of obstacles only serve to strengthen us and make victory that much sweeter!

Leaping Past Your Obstacles to Achieve Success

Everyone would be rich, healthy, happy, and successful if it weren’t for those brick walls that spring up unexpectedly and discourage us, but the real success stories all start with some problem, failure or obstacle. The truth is, there will always be things that stand in our way. That’s precisely why we all have a choice: we can choose to believe we can overcome any obstacles, or we can choose to give up. It always starts with a choice.

Setting Attainable Goals to Overcome Obstacles

You need to be able to set attainable, realistic goals so you can leap over the obstacles that are in your way on the path to success. Setting goals is a great way to move past obstacles because it gives you a timeline to help you get things done regardless of the barriers along your path. This will also help you make constant progress toward your goals through prioritization and organization.

Setting goals is important to overcoming obstacles because it allows you to envision your future and create something concrete to work toward. Many people become apprehensive when they only see barriers and roadblocks standing in their way. These people see the obstacles but don’t see the goal at the end of their journey. Sadly, they give up before they get started. But this doesn’t have to be you!

Creating Bite-Sized Goals

Goals often help people see the obstacles they thought existed don’t exist at all, or they were just not as insurmountable as they first thought. After all, there’s no need to make a mountain of a molehill!

On the other hand, if your obstacles are significant ones, you may find it beneficial to break these obstacles down into mini goals. When you set attainable, realistic goals you are breaking the obstacles into manageable bite-sized pieces that you can overcome one at a time.

For example, if you need a college degree to meet your ultimate goal, consider the application process as your first mini goal and move forward from there, one step at a time.

Using Affirmations and Positive Self-Talk to Break Down Mental Barriers

Leaping past your obstacles is easier when you have a positive mindset. Affirmations and positive self-talk help you program your mind for success. For example, you may find it easier to move forward with your goals if you said, “I am capable of succeeding without feeling overwhelmed or unfulfilled.” By implementing affirmations you will create a positive inner dialogue so you can overcome any obstacle with confidence and purpose.

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Effective Goal-Setting Techniques

by Kevin on September 30, 2015

Many people falsely believe the goals they set are far out of reach. Other people believe they just aren’t good at setting goals and sticking to them, so they don’t even bother trying. The real problem, more often than not, is that the goals are unclear or unrealistic.

No matter where you are in life you can use your current place as a starting point for great success. All you need to do is learn how to set clear, concise, and actionable goals that push you forward and build momentum.

There are some simple strategies and tools you can implement that will help you set your goals and accomplish more. So let’s begin!

Goal Setting Made Easy

You need to remember that you will be constantly setting new goals for yourself throughout your life. Many people become discouraged because they feel that every time they reach one goal, they still have even more work in front of them. Unless you want to reach a goal and stand still for the rest of your life, it is a good thing to always be setting and revising your goals! Doing this means that you will continue to move forward, become a better person, and accomplish greater things.

When setting goals, you should take a moment to envision where you will be and what you will be doing in a month, six months, a year, five years, and ten years. A problem that many people have is that they set huge goals for five years from now. Although it is great to have lofty goals, if they are too ambitious you may feel easily intimidated or discouraged. For this reason, you need to set small goals all along the way so you can continue to motivate yourself and build momentum.

Short-term goals are just as important as long-term goals, and this is one of the most important things that you should keep in mind when setting goals. Create goals for yourself every few months so that when you reach them, you will feel accomplished and excited to reach the next goal. These shorter-term goals are like stepping stones; they will keep you excited about the future and push you forward in moments of doubt or frustration.

You can also use the power of affirmations to help you create the positive mindset you need to get things done faster. Affirmations will help you keep a positive attitude while you work hard to reach your goals. Affirmations are short, concise, positive statements that you can repeat to yourself as often as needed to help you reprogram your mind, while focusing on the positive in your life.

As you develop your affirmations, you may want to think about where you want your goals to take you. Examples of goal-setting affirmations can be as simple as, “I am focused on my goals and dreams,” or, “I have well-structured goals and stick to my deadlines.” It seems rather simple – and it is – but this way of thinking will help you set and reach the important milestones in your life, while making you more resilient to any obstacles along way.


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