To Overcome Obstacles Stop Talking About Them; Do These 5 Powerful Things

Do you know that your mind is directly influences by the words you speak. Stop talking and start doing 

In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway where hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock.

Some of the King’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but no one did anything to remove the stone out of the way.

Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, he laid down his load and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he succeeded.

After the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a reward lying in the road where the boulder had been. It contained many gold coins and a note from the King indicating the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway.

The peasant learned what many of us struggle to grasp: Concealed within every obstacle is an opportunity, yet many are unwilling to explore it.

Whilst the story depicts a sentimental view of overcoming obstacles, it underscores the importance of pushing past your impediments.

Obstacles are present in everyday life, be it a barrier that sets you back, halts your progress or derails your best laid plans. They are discouraging and cause loss of precious time and resources.

Beyond the frustration what purpose do obstacles serve?

Could there be a greater lesson contained within the experience?

Author Jeff Olson writes in The Slight Edge: “There are going to be all types of obstacles placed in front of you during your lifetime. And you can determine the size of a person by the size of the problem that keeps them down. Successful people look at a problem and see opportunity.”

By leaning in to your challenges, you embrace life through your non-resistance. The obstacle reveals vital lessons to identify its significance.

The following points will help you overcome obstacles and reclaim your power.


1. Distance Yourself From The Drama

You will do yourself good to step back for a while from your obstacle and come back to it with renewed enthusiasm when the time is right.

2. Seek Out Necessary Resources

3. Gain Perspective

Perspective does not imply dissociating from the obstacle in resignation. It means viewing it from numerous vantage points while considering other options. It was author Robert Brault who wrote: “We are kept from our goal, not by obstacles but by a clear path to a lesser goal.”


“Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.” — Orison Swett Marden

4. Evaluate The Obstacle

5. Stay Focused And Committed

Be unrelenting in your commitment — do not give up. “Obstacles are figments of your thinking. That’s why as soon as your old thinking departs, new thinking arrives and obstacles fade away,” affirms sports psychologist Garret Kramer in The Path of No Resistance: Why Overcoming is Simpler than You Think.

“History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heart-breaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.” — B. C. Forbes

Don’t allow setbacks to get you down since you are bound to fall upon many setbacks in life. Obstacles help enrich your mental experience in so far as building resilience, fortitude and strength. Every time you tackle a problem, you overcome a mental hurdle.

Good Luck

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