Obstacles are the engine of progress. They allow us to move forward and check out how we are robust and capable deal with problems in life. People learn to overcome obstacles from childhood.
The crisis can occur every day and every time. Our reaction is the main thing when we deal with obstacles and solve them.
We can sit in one place, freeze, and wait till somebody rescues from the unpleasant situation. Anyway, there is a question. How long can this freezing last? One or another day, we must move on.
How to Control the Situation?
The response to the situation is critical when we would like to solve problems or overcome them. How we react and how we respond to obstacles gives us the possibility to move forward, survive, or suffer.
One of the ways to calm down is deep breathing. When we breathe, we relax. It let us concentrate and do not react automatically.
Are You the Leader?
Thousands of years ago, people lived in the tribes. Humans who had leaders were capable of protecting the surroundings and families. Fast and creative thinking helped choose the right decisions. The survival and success depended on how active leaders reacted and solved problems. It is the same nowadays. If we do not search for ways how to find solutions for issues, obstacles will be here. Nobody will take care of them. We are responsible for our actions and decisions.
Are You Afraid of Challenge?
If we want to live successful lives, we must react and deal with obstacles in a proper way. We must pay attention to solutions. We know that problems are here. It is okay. To overcome the barriers, we must take action.
Sometimes best decisions come to our heads after a few hours or days. Sometimes we need to do research, listen to professionals, read the feedback, or just listen to intuition.
The Attitude is Vital for our Success
We can spend countless hours complaining about fate or cruelty. Does it change something? I do not think so because we would lose time and energy. When we concentrate on solutions and look for the positive side of our obstacles, we move from uncomfortable situations to the path of the progress. It can be a small and tiny step. So what? Of course, we would like to change the case, but sometimes we must be patient. The positive attitude helps us to see everything in the bright light and relax.
When we are in charge of our thoughts and emotions, we can get a grip and think clearly. The right attitude allows us to choose the best way from uncomfortable situations.
No to Fear
I guess that is the saying: ” It is easy to tell but difficult to accomplish something serious.”
When we met obstacles, we paralyzed by fear. The fear can freeze and weak us. It is essential to calm down using techniques such as breathing or positive thinking.
Our reaction to obstacles is vital because we can make mistakes with decisions, or we can react adequately.
Of course, if something dangerous happens to us, such as robbery or fire, we must use survival skills. These skills are from our ancestors. We run or fight because we want to survive.
Obstacles, which are the common spice in life, make us stronger. When we think clearly, we find solutions.
Family, friends, and mentors are the source of advice and support. We can ask for help and guidance. We feel safe and confident when we know that we have the support group.
Of course, it is excellent to use their minds, but the feedback from supporters is valuable.
How do you react to obstacles? Maybe you know some methods which help you overcome problems? I would be delighted to hear from you.
You are right that if we overcome our obstacles then we become stronger.
One way I deal with obstacles is to tackle the easier ones first. That way I feel more confident tackling the bigger problems. With more confidence behind me I feel more confident that I can overcome the bigger obstacle.
Hello, Owain, thanks for input. You have a great technique, which lets you to move forward. I will try to implement in my everyday life. Good luck and all the best to you, cheers, Nemira.
This is really a beautiful post, it’s nice to see posts like this so people can read it and get motivated. whether they’re in a problem now or in the future. This is one of my favorite overcoming obstacles quotes: “Obstacles are put in your way to see if what you want is really worth fighting for.” This is 100% true.
Hello, Bruce, how are you? I like your quote. It is true that we develop our characters through hard work and overcoming various obstacles in life. Sometimes we can feel alone. We do not understand that everything requires time. If we want something really fast and we do not get it, we loose our interest. People who focus on their goals see bigger prospective compare with these people who want fast results.I think that to learn how to overcome obstacles is an art. We need to have somebody as mentors or friends who would motivate us and would push forward us when we loose hope.
All the best, cheers, Nemira.
Obstacles can be a very anxiety and stressful thing in a person’s life, our society is so fast paced today we are our own enemy for causing more stress and anxiety .
Learning how to overcome obstacles is a must in our society today to survive, how well we learn to overcome our obstacles often determines our health status as well.
Hello here, thanks for input. I think that we pay too much attention to people who are not important in our lives. We loose time and energy when we worry what other people will tell about us. Our problems or obstacles are unique. They are related to us. Nobody can solve and overcome obstacles for us. It is our life and our path. I know that sometimes we can be lost and alone when we got difficult tasks. Tools such as breathing techniques, meditation or martial arts help us to calm down. We can see the situation from other side and be prepared to solve problems. All the best, regards, Nemira.
This is a very useful post on how to tackle obstacles. Even I do agree that some obstacles are friends in disguise, they actually help you to have a valuable learning. The statement that some solutions take hours or days to reveal is so true. Most cases I let them be and it helps! What do you do when you are met with obstacles in life?
Hello, Sandy, thanks for comment. I am interested in self-improvement and ways how to help yourself at first. I read many books where I found wonderful advice and tips how to overcome obstacles. I try to adjust it in everyday life. I am a big procrastinator when I need to accomplish daily tasks. Usually these tasks become obstacles because I try to escape them. Anyway, I make a list where I write down all my obstacles and keep it at all places where I go or work. It is a great reminder what I need to conquer the procrastination.
Sometimes when I have a big problem, I calm down and try to gather all facts about obstacle. It helps to look at problem from the view of outsider.
I like how that sounds wealthy working anywhere, that sounds really great. the truth of the matter is that it is possible, the freedom, the life style, no more boss or nine to five. it is possible but it calls for good planning and lot of work. Good job on your website. On your front page you have how over come obstacles. your are missing the word to. Other than that keep up the good work.
Hell, Norman. I miss to intentionally. Of course, I am not so proud because great English is a priority for me. Anyway, I hope that readers will forgive me. If we want to reach our goals, it takes a lot work and persistence. The grit the most valuable trait. It is a pity that nobody teaches you how to survive in the world. Some instructions about how to deal with situations would highly appreciated.
Have a great day, cheers, Nemira.