Some times ago, I met with a man who has a desire to double his income in two years time. When I met him, I start to analyze some of the problems and challenges that he has to overcome before he qualifies for a better income. He sound like very positive and reject all the suggestion that I offer to him. He feels uneasy when people talk about his weakness, his challenges and problems. To him, he just wants to be positive and don’t waste time on problems that still troubling him. Two years later, this so called “positive person” still fails to achieve his goal.
In fact, goal setting is a process which involves handling obstacles and adversity. I have a phrase for GOAL – GO FOR IT AND OVERCOME OBSTACLES, ADVERSITY OR LACKING OF RESOURCES.
Generally, there are three ways to handle obstacles and adversities in life.
No 1. If the obstacles are stopping your mission, you need to mark it as your key performance indicators and start looking for practical solutions. Some of the obstacles do not have other option; you have to get through it with all means. For example, if your obstacles of setting your new business are because you do not dare to resign from your current job, than you must be bold to overcome your fear of failure.
No 2 . If the obstacle is important to your success and carry much weight in your personal mission, you have a choice to let it go or replace it with another option. For example, you want to go to KL by bus, but you have no money in your pocket. You can always walk to KL or seeking for help from someone you know.
No 3. If the obstacles are involving some professional skills and knowledge and you don’t want to waste your time of securing it, you can always paid someone to do it for you.
Since obstacles are part of your success journey, you have to take it boldly and face it with positive mind. Don’t ever think that indulging in problems, rework your negative mindset and handling adversity is a waste of time or effort. Ultimately, if we fail to achieve our goals in life just because we fail to manage the obstacles and adversity, than we become the victim of our own problems and weakness.
Change your obstacles and adversity to be goals in life. The more you work on these goals, the easier for you to reach your destiny.