Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wiping Out Reality Roadblocks



Life is nothing but an obstacle course, its all about getting through that obstacle course 'successfully' to your desired goal that most people seem to have a problem with. And it's only normal to encounter these obstacles in the pursuit of your goal. It's kind of a test to see if your worthy.

However, when these obstacles start to become a nuisance to the point of almost putting a stop to your goal(s); or worse, making one completely abandon his/her goal, one must take action and think things through.

So, with that said, here are some helpful, tested pointers that will keep your attention focused in achieving any goal that you put your mind to.

Step 1. Don't quit.

Especially when midway in working for a goal, there should be no room for quitting. To quit is tantamount to going back to the starting line of goal accomplishment. That is time, energy, money, and a whole lot of things wasted and lost. It is more costly to quit than to find a solution to the problem, not to mention the frustration felt.

Step 2. Keep a clear, open and tense-free mind.

Always be ready to receive new ideas. Focus and concentrate. Think on a wide scale manner and always be open for options(even unconventional ones) to eliminate the particular obstacle you are currently dealing with.

Step 3. Persist and Persevere.

Be sure to exhaust every possibility, even to the point of trial and error, just to be sure that there is a solution to correct the problem your dealing with.

Step 4. Simulate.

Try to picture inside your head a possible solution to help overcome and/or solve the obstacle that's setting you back.

Step 5. Get assistance.

If all else fails get assistance from others you know who are more knowledgeable on the work being done. They may be able to help you or not. Their suggestions might not necessarily be the right or exact ones you were hoping to hear, but they may trigger some NEW ideas in finding the right solution to your problem.

Those are the basic 5 steps to overcoming any obstacle that's holding you back.

Consider this scenario as an example.

Let's say you thought of a COOL new product and you are confident and excited that this product will sell like wildfire to your target market once it hits the market.

You then go tell a friend about it, but your friend says that your product would be a waste of time and money.

Your friend also tells you why it will be such a flop and gives your their reason why as follows:

"If your product idea is to be a success, how come nobody else is doing it?"

Does this sound familiar?

With that being said you decide that your friend is right and forget about your new product idea because of your friend's comment.

This exact scenario happens all the time all over the world.

Don't fall victim to this.

You are your own person with your own opinions and beliefs.

Though it is good to hear other peoples opinions and their reasons, what really matters the most is yours in the end based on the information you have received and researched.

So the lesson here is, be firm in your beliefs and follow your heart and minds desire.

You just never know what the outcome might be.

Cheryl Lacey Donovan is an award winning author, speaker, coach, mentor, trainer, and radio/TV personality. Look for Cheryl's newest coaching/mentoring program soon. To learn more about Cheryl or to have her speak at your next event contact Carolyn Hall of the CL3 agency by clicking here or visit her website

1 comment:

Kimberly Kline said...

I enjoyed your article Cheryl! It is so true that we cannot allow ourselves to be derailed. That being said, your tip to keep an open mind is key. There are times that we may need to change the direction in which we reach our goal, but that does not mean to abandon the goal completely!