First and foremost, let’s get to understand what obstacles mean.
An obstacle is something that impedes, stands in the way of, or holds up progress. Other words for obstacles are impediments, hindrances, etc.
One fact I never cease to tell people is that “life is not a bed of roses”. Things can’t always be rosy. You may be running with speed and ease right now, that’s never a guarantee of a hurdle-free journey. Equally, you may be experiencing a breakdown right now, that doesn’t mean it’ll not pass. Everything boils down to time but still, obstacles are inevitable factors.
But yes, there’s no problem in the world without a solution, if you’ll dare look for it.
Obstacles, however, can be crushed and here are 5 guides to overcoming obstacles:
1. Configure Your Mindset
Your mindset plays a giant role in your travail to overcome obstacles. The greatest obstacles a man can have are the obstacles he creates in his mind. The quality of your thoughts and reasoning is directly proportional to your reality. A successful man isn’t a man who doesn’t encounter obstacles but a man who is deliberate about overcoming those obstacles.
Only cowards run from challenges, wise men embrace them and grow.
2. Renounce Fear
Fear is a major obstacle, itself. With fear, nothing gets better. Little obstacles that require a slight kicking would look like a heavy rock that needs some big machines. Fear will blur your reality and make you feed on illusions.
You must be dauntless and bold so much that obstacles begin to give way. Renounce fear, it’s not real.
Related: 7 Ways to Overcome Fear
3. Maintain Focus
Whenever we experience obstructions or obstacles, it’s natural that we get weighed down and distracted. This is where the power of decision comes in. Instead of brooding on them and getting distracted by their sight, keep your eyes fixed on your goals. As humans, we tend to get distracted but you have a choice to shun them and face where you’re going
4. Be Prayerful
Man is a spiritual entity and so is life. Therefore, you must walk in the reality of spirituality. Whatever happens in the physical is a manifestation of a work already done in the spiritual realm. Consequently, you so much need prayers. It takes divine support to scale through obstacles and when you’re given to a good prayer habit, you’re good to go.
5. Keep Pushing
With the little experience I’ve had so far, I can beat my chest to tell you that, life rewards persistence. It rewards tenacity and unwavering consistency. Life freaks out when, no matter how hard it kicks you, you keep pushing and trying. Don’t ever back out, show life that you’re strong because you really are.
See you at the top!
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