Between you and every goal that you wish to achieve, there is a series of obstacles,
and the bigger the goal, the bigger the obstacles. -Brian Tracy
Every business and every person has obstacles along their pathway toward their goal. If you haven’t ever noticed that then chances are your goals haven’t been big or impactful enough.
Successful businesses, top performers, and great leaders don’t get there by luck.
Overcoming the obstacles in our path is what life and careers are about. It’s how wisdom is acquired, and it’s how replication happens.
Think about a time where you had to overcome obstacles to become who you are today. What was it you had to overcome? Anxiety, anger, financial loss, depression, loss of a loved one, or joblessness? These items all have one thing in common: fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of loneliness, fear of devastation, fear of health, fear of death, fear of not being a success, fear of loss, and so on.
After you think of that obstacle, look back now at how you overcame it. How did you move through it or turn it around or run from it? That is the story you get to teach.
We all live beyond seasons of obstacles. Some come out on the other side stronger and some weaker.
One thing we know. This too shall pass. How will your obstacles change you?
- Will you be stronger or weaker from it?
- Will your family be stronger or weaker from it?
- Will your company be stronger or weaker from it?
In the future, there will be more goals and more obstacles. Have faith and fight! Faith and fear cannot dwell in the same soul.