The image on the left, by the way, represents Ganesh, the Indian deity who is known as the overcomer of obstacles!
So in this article, we’ll focus on overcoming obstacles, with or without Ganesh’s help. In fact, I’d like to give you some tips on how to make your motivation soar EVEN when you’re dealing with seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
It’s easy to stay motivated when we reach one goal after another. We may even find it difficult to understand how someone can be down in the dumps when life can be so good to you. Then, failures, problems and obstacles enter your life and it’s not so easy to remain motivated anymore.
And if you find yourself in that position, know that you’re not alone! Even the most renowned leaders and speakers must find a way to overcome these burdens and move forward if they’re to maintain success in both their professional and personal life.
How to Put Your Obstacles In Perspective
There are many ways to overcome obstacles and make your motivation continue to soar; but as you well know, there is no one perfect answer for everyone. You must find the way within yourself.
Understand what’s causing your fears and your obstacles. The reasons could be tangible or they could be emotional. They could be real or imagined. Once you’ve determined what your fears are, ask yourself what is the worse case scenario.
If all of your obstacles and fears become reality what is the worst thing that could happen? When put into perspective, the culmination of these events probably would not be the end of your life or even your lifestyle as you know it.
How to Overcome Your Obstacles and Achieve Your Goals
Believe in your goals and yourself and nothing can stop you. Analyze what you’re striving for and what you and your company, or your family, will gain by achieving these goals. If you do not believe in what you’re doing then you’re on the wrong track and should return to square one for reassessment.
Take action quickly. Visualize yourself overcoming these obstacles and your triumph over them. Don’t put off positive action no matter how small and seemingly insignificant.
The smallest success that stems from your action instills faith and belief in yourself and your ability to succeed. Obstacles have many faces and we must decide how we can stare them down. If the magnitude of the obstacles is too large for you to handle emotionally, break it down into smaller tasks.
Remain cheerful and positive and watch the size of the problem diminish. It’s the old rule of mind over matter, or obstacles if you will. Refuse to let negative thoughts rule your brain.
Stay inspired. You can do this by reading inspirational books, or watching motivational video or audio courses. Your environment should consist of inspirational people and things. Our surroundings enable us to become what we are.
Dealing With Obstacles – You Have A Choice
Obstacles are inevitable but how we deal with them is not. We can choose to overcome and be happy, or we can be miserable. Don’t dwell on self-doubt. Are your fears realities or something you fear might happen if you fail to take proper action? Faith is instilled when you tackle the task.
One of the great motivators of our time is Margaret Thatcher who said, “Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it.”
A lot of people have been struggling with challenges this year. And maybe you have been too. But you don’t have to put up with it!
Solutions For Financial Challenges: Supplement Your Income
If your challenges are of the monetary kind, there are lots of ways to supplement your income. And one of the best ways to do it is… start your own e-business!
Whether you’re selling your services, or whether you’re promoting affiliate products, OR whether you’re creating your own products! Here’s a free resource that will help you get started:
It will give you some actionable advice on how to choose your first business model and get started.
And if you’re interested in selling your services but don’t know which one or how to go about it, here’s one of the easiest ways to get started FAST:
The thing is… all too many people sell themselves short. Imagine how many customers you’ll need to find in order to make a living from selling $7 ebooks or $5 articles?
My favorite marketing friend and mentor Marlon Sanders has solved that problem with his newest dashboard, the Big Ticket Dashboard. He shows you how to create and sell BIG TICKET items, like $995+ coaching programs!
Find out more about it here:
Does selling big ticket items feel intimidating? There go those obstacles again! Fear not! Marlon’s dashboards are legendary and brilliant! They make what could be an intimidating project an easy step-by-step process. You’ll just point & click your way from start to finish.
Check out this partial image of the dashboard in action, with all the steps lined out for you:
There’s also a bonus of mine that will be right on your download page… It will help you SELL your new products. So go ahead and take a look:
Wishing you a wildly prosperous New Year!