Copyright 2005 Flaming Life Coaching INC.
Think back to a time in your life when you felt inspired and excited to make a significant change. Did you go for it or did your inner obstacles get in way?
Your thoughts and beliefs are foundation on which you build your success. You can't build a solid house on a foundation of clay and debris and same truth holds for your success.
If your thoughts and beliefs are shaky, these obstacles will hold you back unless you eliminate them.
Sometimes it is our friends, colleagues and family members who sow seed of doubts by trying to talk you out of changing your path. It is when you decide to make a better life for yourself that your decision will be met by all kinds of cautious warnings. All unsolicited under guise of serious concern and well meaning.
People will say such things as "that sounds great, "but do you have any idea how much that will cost you or how long it'll take to get kind of result you want?" Or, "And what will you do if it doesn't work out?" Or, "what will happen if . . .?" Downright to "you'd better stick to what you have now, at least you know what you've got".
Regardless origin of these warnings, they only serve to increase your level of anxiety and self doubts. The best way to handle such opinions is to thank your friends for their concern. Turn deaf ears to their platitudes and decide to watch out for whom you share your ideas with in near future.
Learning to handle obstacles is best way to stand your ground and succeed. While running away only undermines your self esteem.
Nature presents you with these challenges in order to learn to weather storm and grow stronger.
To succeed at overcoming obstacles you need to have guts not to quit, but to see things through; to have strong faith to believe more in yourself than in obstacles and to have willingness to do what it takes to turn obstacles around.
This means, you need to stand up to your obtacles and firmly believe you can overcome them. When you attack your obstacles and do something about them, you'll find that they are not as threatening as they appeared to be at first.