Overcome Challenges: How Successful People Deal With Obstacles
Setting goals is easy. Anybody can set lofty and ambitious goals. Achieving those goals is another story altogether. Some people don’t even take a single action towards their goal. The majority of people, however, don’t have a problem starting – they have a problem finishing. Often, challenges arise along the path towards achieving goals that sabotage the destination.
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People are forced to face these challenges, and take action. The ability to overcome challenges when they arise is the real determinant of the ultimate success or failure of goal attainment. The additional obstacles that arise blindside many people and derail their hopes of achievement.
Successful people, on the other hand, anticipate there will be bumps in the road and are able to figure out how to navigate these bumps and overcome challenges more quickly and more easily.
First of all, having the knowledge of what the potential pitfalls could be on the way to achieving the goal is important. There could be internal factors such as certain habits, fears, or limiting beliefs. There could also be a myriad of external factors that crop up.
Specific people, such as friends, co-workers, and even family members, could sabotage your success. Other factors could be environmental, social, or further external occurrences that present challenges. While these can be difficult to anticipate, knowing what types of obstacles you could face along your journey will help in the preparation.
Once the challenges do present themselves, there are certain questions that should be asked in determining your course of action.
First, identify the problem(s) and their origin, including how it happened. Next, determine the scope of the problem and the potential consequences. Learn as much as possible from what went wrong.
Use whichever resources you might have at your disposal, seeking perspective and/or advice, if applicable. Then, figure out the best course of action and execute.
Check out the video below for more tips for about how to overcome challenges and achieve your goals.
Susan Sly is a best selling author, work life balance expert, speaker and entrepreneur. She has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television and the CBN. Susan is the mother of five children and resides in Scottsdale, Arizona.