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How to Turn Obstacles into Endless Possibilities

Posted: March 22, 2021

If you dread dealing with any type of obstacle, you are not alone! Many of us do. The truth is, most of us want life to be easy. Yet, it seems that obstacles continuously derail our efforts and limit the quality of our lives. The good news is that obstacles don’t have to be the horrid things we think they are. We can actually use them as springboards toward endless possibilities.

Let’s shift our mindset for a moment with the idea that obstacles can truly be a blessing! In fact, they are often the path to great success and achievement. Actually, if there is one characteristic found in all successful people, it is the ability to persevere and overcome obstacles. Those that struggle with life invariably give up far too quickly. You see, obstacles aren’t merely a roadblock. They are opportunities to realize endless possibilities. Let’s look at a few things that need to happen to achieve this mind shift.

Turning Obstacles into Endless Possibilities

3 Behaviors we Should Embrace to Overcome Obstacles

  1. Perceive the situation accurately – Overcoming obstacles begins with the ability to perceive the situation accurately. This requires having a true understanding of how the world works. It’s important to be free of emotional distress and to maintain your composure. Excess emotion clouds perception and can inhibit your ability to take action.
  2. Act intelligently – With accurate perception, you have the ability to take appropriate action. All of us take actions every day. Even lying on the couch and watching television is a course of action. However, few of us take intelligent action. Intelligent action consists of actions that are most likely to lead to success.
  3. Accept and persevere – Creating opportunities from obstacles requires will. When placed in a situation with multiple obstacles and little hope, do you continue or do you give up? The ability to accept the situation makes intelligent action easier. Lacking acceptance, you’ll face too much emotional struggle to perceive accurately or to act intelligently.

Final Thoughts

Having to face obstacles is a natural part of life. The fact is it’s a part of our human experience. However, embracing the right mindset and behaviors can help us move past these obstacles to realize untapped opportunities. If you feel stuck, bombarded by challenges, try embracing the three behaviors above. This is just the beginning. Learn more about how to persevere and find new opportunities and possibilities.

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Janet A Johnson

Hi, I am Janet A Johnson a Management Consultant and Life Coach with over 15 years strategic program/project management and business management experience. I am the owner of StrategyNook LLC, a consultancy agency specializing in strategic project management, business management, web development, branding, internet/social media marketing, life coaching and stress management. Schedule your free consultation today and let's talk strategy and customized solutions.

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