Do this when you face obstacles

Learn how to overcome any OBSTACLE

What’s your response when you face an obstacle?

Is it Frustration? Confusion? Anger?

No matter what you do in your life, obstacles are inevitable so learning what to do when you face obstacles is crucial.

“Obstacles and adversity can harden you

or

it can loosen you up and make you better. So use it for good.”

This is what you can do when you face obstacles. It’s a two step process.

1. Change Your Perception

Our perceptions can either be a source of weakness or a source of strength.

When you’re faced with an seemingly insurmountable obstacle, Be objective and control your emotions, See the good in a situation, Focus on what’s in your control.

This is what I mean by that,

Be objective

We are the ones that add meaning to them, which means we have the choice to determine if the story we make up about an event is positive or negative.

Control your emotions

The emotions you feel about an event in your life are determined by the story you tell yourself about the event.

When anxiety (or any other negative emotion arises), you can feel the emotion, let it pass and then get back to work.

See the good in a situation

Just like you can make up a negative story, you can make up a positive story. One that moves you towards action instead of despair.

Focus on what’s in your control

We all spend a good portion of our lives thinking about the past and the future, much to the detriment of dealing with whatever is right in front of us.

You’ll feel stuck with your obstacles if you are only thinking about what should have been or/and what might yet come.

The only thing you truly have control over is what you do right now.

Your emotions, judgments, creativity, attitude, perspective, desires, decisions and your determination are all in your control.

Focussing on what is in our control enhances our power. Any amount of energy directed at things we can’t actually control is wasted.

2. Take Action

Now that you’ve got your perspective and emotions under control, it’s time to take action. In order to be effective we need directed action meaning everything done in service of the whole.

We often do nothing when facing obstacles because taking action seems too risky.

I understand that.

But to overcome any obstacle, you need to take action and create momentum and you need to do it yourself.

The only rule in taking action is to keep moving, always.

Focus only on what you need to do right now, and do it well. Then move on to the next thing.Don't worry about what will happen later, or what has already happened.

What we can’t do is control the world around us. It’s possible that even after doing all the right things, you’ll still fail.

Preparing yourself for that possibility gives you the freedom to act with boldness and courage.

And when you do fail, ask yourself what went wrong and what you could improve for the next time.

Key Takeaway:

Whatever it is you desire in life, chances are you’ll encounter a few difficulties on the way to getting it. Follow these steps to deal with them once and for all.

1. Change Your Perception

Be objective

Control your emotions

See the good in a situation

Focus on what’s in your control

2. Take Action

Focus only on what you need to do right now, and do it well. Then move on to the next thing. Don’t worry about what will happen later, or what has already happened. If you fail, just ask yourself what went wrong and what you could improve for the next time.

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