Without these ways to overcome obstacles to your goals, you’ll keep floundering in circles. Here’s how to stay motivated and focused on moving forward despite pain and frustration.
Before the tips, a quip:
“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.” ~ Henry Ford.
To reach your goals, stay focused — and expect to encounter problems! These tips for overcoming obstacles to your goals are from Renee Fisher, co-author of Invisible No More: The Secret Lives of Women Over 50.
Here are her three tips for staying focused and overcoming obstacles to your goals…
3 Quick and Easy Ways to Overcome Obstacles
“We all have goals we’d like to reach,” says Fisher. “But often, we never reach our goals because of obstacles that we believe stop us. We see these obstacles as insurmountable.”
The truth is that there is no obstacle that can stop us, but we must first be willing to see ourselves and others in a completely new way.
How’s that for quick and easy? But wait, there’s more…
Be 100% responsible for yourself
That means no excuses. Ever. At first you’ll hate this, because life is so much easier when we are the victims of our fate (“I was late because traffic was bad/I would go back to school but I have no money/My marriage fell apart because he was a jerk!”). Knowing how to stay focused to achieve your goals means being 100% responsible for yourself. This can seem overwhelming, but when you accept responsibility for achieving your personal goals, you’ll experience an incredible sense of empowerment. If you truly believe that everything in your life is your creation (the good, the bad, the ugly), then how could anything stop you from reaching your goals?
Stay focused on your vision, not your circumstances
Creating a vision is difficult, but once you know what you want for your life, it sets a framework for everything you do. Your circumstances will never get you closer to your goal. Only your vision can guide you to get what you want. If your goal is to lose weight and be healthy, then act like someone who is already fit (and put down that second piece of cake!). If your goal is to make money, act like someone who is already financially successful and responsible (and don’t run amok with your credit card).
This tip for overcoming obstacles to reaching your goals requires you to focus on what you want — not where you are.
Hold people, including yourself, in the highest possibility
If you react to someone as though they are incompetent or negative or unloving, they will be so. If, instead, you see them as entirely capable and hold them to that, they will often live into your belief of who they are. Hold them (and yourself) there and accept no less. To stay focused on your goals, you must start with yourself. Make yourself the example, and always ask yourself “What is my highest possibility in this situation?” This tip for overcoming obstacles to your goals will release you to do and be the best you can.
Do you need help achieving your goals? Learn how to get people to say “yes” — not “no”! Read How to Convince People to Say Yes – 5 Persuasion Techniques.
If you have any thoughts on these tips for overcoming obstacles to your goals, please comment below…