Overcoming Obstacles

I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.–Booker T. Washington

Everyone of us from time to time has doubts. Everyone of us will run into obstacles and challenges. All obstacles and challenges have one thing in common: you. The only thing standing between you and what you want is the little voice in your head. It’s all that chatter and confusion the little voice creates that puts doubt in your mind. You might say, I can’t get rid of the little voice or the doubt running around in my head and to some extent, I agree with you. But even though there is doubt, it doesn’t mean you can’t move forward even in the face of it. You might not be able to control all your thoughts, but you can completely control your actions. It isn’t easy, but it’s the only way to not let the little voice win the battle.

As I have shared with many of you, I have walked away from great real estate deals, good stock investments, and various business opportunities because I listened to that little voice, instead of moving forward. That little voice will create obstacles that really aren’t there. It will create doubt and take us out of action. That little voice has told me from time to time: That will never work! It’s too good to be true! Don’t take a risk! You really don’t deserve that! Don’t take a chance, you might fail. These are examples of the little voice squashing our hopes and dreams. Ninety percent of the things we worry about actually never happen, so why worry. Don’t let it happen to you.

As I’ve said before, the little voice wants to keep you in your comfort zone, and success only comes to those who are willing to get out of their comfort zones. The obstacles in your day-to-day life are just stories that you made up. There just chatter. I’m not saying that some obstacles are not real, however, there aren’t any obstacles that can’t be overcome. You’ll never completely quiet the little voice, so you might as well move forward anyway. What have you got to lose? Just go for it. You can do it.

Have an awesome day.

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