Overcoming Your Obstacles.
We all have goals and dreams, but as we go after them we are faced with obstacles. You have 2 choices, you can quit or overcome your obstacles.
If you are reading this, then I know you are serious about your goals and are going to choose option two. So how do you overcome your obstacles?
1. Identify them. Look at your goals one at a time and write a list of all the obstacles that might come up. Here is a list of what many of my clients have told me over the years:
lack of time, too overwhelming, people, no motivation, lack of knowledge, fear of success, fear of failure, fear of public speaking, afraid to step out of comfort zone, not enough focus, procrastination, negative mindset, and too tired.
2. After you have your list, you will create a game plan for each obstacle.
Below is a list of things that have helped my clients with their obstacles (the game plan):
** Break your goal into small steps
** Seek support or advice from someone who has already accomplished your goal
** Visualize your goal as if you have already accomplished it every time you feel afraid
** Use Mel Robbin’s 5-second rule when you lack motivation
** Go online or to a library to get the necessary education to accomplish the task. (There are so many free resources this one, Khan Academy)
** Find ways to conserve time so that you can accomplish your goal. (Example: maybe you can work on your goal while cooking dinner or getting ready in the morning or perhaps take 20 minutes from social media or TV time)
**Listen to something motivational every day
** If people aren’t supportive, don’t tell them your goals and dreams
**Stop listening to negative people
**Believe in yourself or if you can’t, then fake it for now
**When you want to procrastinate, take one little step, even if the step only takes one minute
** If you don’t have enough focus, look at your goals and just pick one for now and put all your focus there.
You can overcome your obstacles by doing the above and remember everyone has them, but only you can let them stop you.
You are the architect of your life, so make it the way you want.
Take today to list all your obstacles and ways to overcome them.
There is a spot on the Life Blueprint Planner (Goal Planning Worksheet) for listing and overcoming your obstacles.
Here’s To your success,
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