When we hit a road block on our way to success, lots of people quit, while others continue. It is not what happens to us that really matters, it is how we handle what happened to us that matters.
Are you going to continue?
If you hit a road block on your way to success, what would you do?
Are you going to continue to pursue your goals?
It depends on what you are looking for.
To be successful in anything that you choose to do, you have to be ready for the unknown, you have to be ready for defeat, and you have to be ready to take responsibility for your decisions. There is no clean road to success. The road to success is always rough. If it is too easy, there is no growth.
According to Og Mandino, “Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes after many struggles and countless defeat.”
Orison Swett Marden once said, “Most of our obstacles will melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.”
If you want to move from where you are now to where you want to be, you have to be prepared to walk through the gate of obstacles. Nobody has ever made it big without confronting obstacles. If you want to make it big in life, you have to face your fear.
Obstacles are not something to fear, they are your friends. They will help you build your confidence. They will lead you to the paradise of success. They will help you become a stronger person. They will help raise your self-worth. They will help increase your self-esteem. Accept obstacles as part of the process of becoming a successful person. Without the gift of obstacles, you cannot reach your destination.
In order to successfully walk through the gate of obstacles, ask yourself the following questions:
What is stopping me from reaching my goals?
How can I fix it? Is it under my control? If not, who can help me?
Why is it happening? How is it going to affect my goals?
Am I creating it myself, or is it a real obstacle?
Finally, ask yourself, “What am I going to do to fix it?” Be honest with yourself. Be objective.