19 Jun Climb That Wall: 5 Ways to Overcome Obstacles
Are obstacles preventing you from reaching your goals?
There are tons of blogs out there that teach you how to plan for goals, reach goals, celebrate achievements, etc. But how many of them acknowledge the hardships that accompany the life changes and hard work it takes to meet those goals?
The truth is, things will get in the way. You can be over-prepared, dedicated, and diligent, but life is unpredictable. Sometimes, even the most hard working people plateau. They struggle with both internal and external obstacles such as depression, family emergencies, financial issues, and even a lack of motivation. So what can you do to get over that hump and continue on the path to success?
1. Clearly Define the Obstacle
This is simple. You can’t overcome an obstacle if you don’t know what it is. Think about what’s holding you back. Are you getting enough sleep? Are you struggling financially? Are you sticking to plan? Once you identify the barrier, you can take steps to tear it down.
2. Be Flexible
Sure, you planned to meet your goal by the end of the month. Breathe. If you don’t meet the deadline, are you going to throw away your progress? Keep the grind going – it’s better to meet your goal a year late than to never meet it at all!
You may even need to embrace alternative routes. Try taking the scenic path towards your goal this time.
3. Talk it Out
The best way to hold yourself accountable for reaching your goals is to talk about them. Whether you have coffee with an old friend or join a social media support group, having others in your corner is a sure way to get that extra push when you’re lacking in the motivation department.
4. Do Your Research
Maybe you don’t currently have the information needed to reach your particular goal. Ask an expert about the path they took to reach their accomplishments. Read a book. You would be surprised what you can find at Barnes and Noble! However, don’t bombard yourself with information! Information overload can make you disorganized and forgetful. Focus on one method at a time.
5. Be Optimistic
In order to reach goals, you need to adopt a “glass half full” mindset in a world of “glass half empty” people. It takes a great deal of mental effort, but keeping a positive attitude can be the deciding factor between giving up and climbing that wall. Don’t give up!
Do you need help overcoming an obstacle? Perhaps I can help. Join me, Debbie O’Grady, for a complimentary Get on Track Conversation. We will talk about your Dreams and Goals and in just 30 short minutes, I will help you get on track towards accomplishing the most important one you have. Schedule your call here.