“Man does not simply exist but always decides what his existence will be, what he will become next moment.” – Viktor Frankl
The only thing constant in life is change. We love the good times but obstacles are something most people dread which leads to stress, anxiety, and self-doubt. At least that’s how most people think about this.
In the words of Marcus Aurelius, “The impediment to action advances action. What comes in the way becomes the way.” Simply put, obstacles are crude forms of opportunities.
Carve out away from each obstacle and make it an opportunity to excel. They provide an opportunity for us to do what we could not have done before. So embrace everything that comes in your way.
Life is indeed not a bed of roses. It is a challenge in itself with full of highs and lows! Either we can kneel down in front of our so-called problems or we can get up and fight these turning them into opportunities.
Here are five ways to turn your obstacles into your greatest opportunities:
Visualize Your Goal
Perceive obstacles as a detour to your final goal. You should have the conviction that your goal is achievable. It all looks amazing in the beginning with a mindset full of motivation and if you keep visualizing your goal and channelize your efforts, you can have it all.
All your obstacles would fade away when your goal serves as motivation to you.
The events that we initially perceive negative all contain a positive and some sort of benefit that we can recognize and act upon. Let positivity rule.
During the journey of life, as you will head towards achieving your goal, you may be exposed to a lot of negative things that will try to divert your focus from what’s on the other side of the wall.
It can be peer pressure, family pressure or any other negative thing that has the potential to slow you down. But the mantra here is to be positive and believing in yourself that if you have started something it will bring positive results no matter what comes between you and your goal.
Believe us, it’ll all be worth it in the end!
As you progress in your journey towards the ultimate success, you may get bogged down by difficulties and obstacles many times. You will feel like this is it and you can’t go any further and meanwhile, there will be another voice in your head telling you to keep going for a little more.
You have done it this much, why not do it a little more! Take our advice and listen to that voice and don’t quit. Keep going, the view from the top is always better!
Failure Might Be Your Best Friend
For most successful people, success never came instantly and history is full of such examples. What separates those who became successful from those who didn’t is pure grit.
The successful people never let failure deter them from their goals and they kept at it. Turn failure into a friend, get to know it intimately and you will find that it will lead you to success!
Enjoy the Journey to Success
Know that if you have begun and devoted all your efforts, you will reap fruits of happiness and success. Enjoy your journey to success to the fullest and keep your mind fresh.
Even though the destination may be beautiful, the journey there is also quite beautiful. And if you don’t enjoy your journey, you will find that you have missed your life!
Face your fears and they won’t be fears anymore. Keep your head high and keep moving forward, if you believe in it you shall achieve it, but you must ’BELIEVE’.