Overcoming the Obstacles

As 2012 continues to fly by, are you on track to accomplish all of your goals by year-end? What obstacles have you encountered thus far? How have you overcome the obstacles? Or have you? It is easy to let an obstacle stand in the way of us reaching our goal.

An obstacle is defined as, “something that obstructs or hinders progress.” Obstacles are there to help us determine how important a goal really is. If it is truly important, we will overcome the obstacle and continue on the road to success or significance as SOS Leadership teaches. If it is not important, we usually set a new goal hoping that it will be easier to obtain.    

The late Paul J. Meyer once said, “Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people’s criticisms carry out your plan.” Obstacles can come in many forms. They can be other people, you, fears, or time. We cannot let obstacles stand in the way of us reaching our goals. We have to find the strength within ourselves to overcome them. Christopher Reeve once said, “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”

Over the next few days, think about the progress you have made towards accomplishing your goals. Think about the obstacles you have faced and possible obstacles you may still face. Make a commitment to accomplish your goals in spite of the obstacles. It will be worth it! Good luck on your journey. You can do it!

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