Have you ever encountered an obstacle, or setback, that’s slowed you down, or got in the way, or even it’s given you the excuse to give up something that you’ve wanted to do or achieve?
Coming up in this video I’m going to share with you, why you don’t need to let obstacles get in your way!
We’ve all experienced at one time or another, obstacles or setbacks, or just things in life that come up, that get in the way, that slow us down, it’s just part of the course, the journey of life.
We can’t always control those things, but the one thing we are responsible for, the one thing we can control, is the way we allow ourselves to react and respond to it.
One of the most effective things you can do to help yourself, is to get clear on what you actually want, it was Henry Ford (not Zig Ziglar that I mentioned in the video), that was attributed as saying;
“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes of your goal.”
So, the first thing to do, is to get clear on what you want and why you want it, see previous video below;
When we’re not clear, that is when we get caught up in displacement activities, or life events knock us off course, because we haven’t really got any real direction.
Think of it as if you were driving and you were using a SAT Nav/GPS system, if you haven’t programmed it for where you want to go, as soon as there’s a diversion, or you reach a junction, you’re leaving it to chance and guess work, as to where to go next and you may just get caught up, with the flow and the current of life and those around you.
But obstacles, setbacks, failure, they are inevitable, they are part of life. Think of the flight path of a plane, it’s not usually a straight line, it’s planned around external factors, and the pilot has to adjust and keep on track according to external factors and conditions and we’re exactly the same.
In the same way as when you programme a sat nav, if there’s an obstacle ahead, it can recalculate to get you back on track and the mind is the same, but you first have to choose and decide and get clear on what you actually want.
Sometime obstacles can be helpful, they help us to develop, stretch and grow, they let us know what doesn’t work and give us the learning opportunity to keep going, but more intelligently towards the things we want to achieve.
If you don’t learn from any setbacks, or obstacles, how are you ever going to improve and move forward.
Think of it like when you watch a new born grow into a toddler, when they start to learn how to walk, they will fall over. But if on the first time the fall, they gave up and stopped, we’d all still be sat on the floor.
So, obstacles, setback and learnings are part of the course, remember that and remember you do have within in you all of the strengths, all of the confidence, all abilities you need to succeed, to find a way through, around over, under anything that gets in your way. So keep going!
Help yourself, by keeping your mind clear on what you want and why you want it and that will help you to make it happen.
Thanks for watching and remember what your mind believes you will achieve, so allow yourself to think differently, to believe in yourself more, take action so you can achieve the life that you want now.
All the best
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