What is hindering you from accomplishing your goals? There are probably many obstacles to successfully reaching your goals and you might not be aware of all of them. These obstacles could be how you perceive yourself, how you think others perceive you, your education, or even religious obstacles.
If we try to accomplish our goals with underlying obstacles, then we might spin our wheels and never accomplish them. For example, a boxer will study his opponent long before the schedule fight. He will try to find habits and weaknesses. He will try to determine his style and other things. The point is, he tries to identify all obstacles that might hinder his victory.
So, the first thing you need to do is to determine the things that might hinder you from accomplishing your goals. You can then create a plan of action to overcome or eliminate those hindrances.
Kinds of Obstacles
I said earlier that there are many types of obstacles that hinder your success. Below is a list of some of the things that could be obstacles.
- I don’t have enough education
- I’m not a very smart person
- It is too risky
- Money is the root of all evil
- I don’t have enough time
- I don’t deserve to be successful
- God doesn’t like wealthy people
I could add many more possible obstacles to the list. However, I’m sure you get the point. To make matters worse, some of the obstacles that you have identified aren’t real. They are imaginary obstacles that you created because you were afraid or needed an excuse not to take action.
You might not realize it but there is probably hidden obstacles keeping you from achieving your goals. Consider the list presented above in the “Kinds of Obstacles” section. Someone may think in their subconscious, i.e., hidden away in their heart, that money is evil and therefore obtaining a lot of it is to be avoided. They may try to tell themselves that they want to be successful in business, but that hidden obstacle will raise its ugly head and manifest self-destruction behind the scenes.
Hidden obstacles could be any deep-seated belief that you have developed over the years and are not aware they exist. Try as you may. Those hidden beliefs will cause you to dismantle any success that you might obtain along your goal-achieving journey.
I will, of course, help you identify those hidden obstacles or beliefs so that they would be dealt with properly. Then you will be able to proceed on the path to achieving your goals.
The Obstacle of Fear
I want to briefly discuss a special obstacle that probably most of us have had at one time or another. That obstacle is fear. You may be afraid to pursue something or take action merely because you are afraid. Can you think of something right now that you are afraid of trying?
Perhaps you are afraid of failing or looking foolish. There may be a deep-seated obstacle that produces fear of success in you. It is, therefore, important to identify your fears and face them.
It is important to understand that fear, in itself, is not the enemy. Fear serves a purpose in our lives. It produces the “fight or flight” response. Fear’s job in most cases is to protect us. However, when we develop fear for no apparent reason, then we are sabotaging our own success and hindering the accomplishment of our goals.
The key is to take action even if you are afraid. You wouldn’t do this haphazardly but with wisdom and calculated actions. So, don’t be afraid of fear, but instead, learn how to overcome it so that it doesn’t hinder you from accomplishing your goals.
The goal here is to be free from the obstacles that hinder you from accomplishing your goals. Your first goal may, therefore, be to liberate yourself from the obstacles that hold you back or to prepare yourself for obstacles that you will face on your journey to success.
Liberty to Life will help you identify, overcome, and prepare for obstacles that get in your way to success.