Overcoming Obstacles On Your Path To Success

By: Noel Peebles

Every great athlete, businessperson, or great individual
had to stretch and reach for his or her goals. They know
that obstacles are a part of the goal achievement process
and so they focus on succeeding rather than on what may
be keeping them from succeeding. It means overcoming
hardships and setbacks, rather than giving up at the
first sign of opposition or misfortune. To do this you
have got to be willing to take some calculated risks and
be prepared to fall down from time to time.

As kids we made mistakes all the time, that's how we
learnt. However, as adults we have a thing called "pride"
and we hate making mistakes.

Think of when you first
learnt to ride a bike - you fell down, you got up, you
fell down, you got up, and you kept getting up until you
mastered it. You didn't give up. If one way didn't work
you tried another way until you finally got the hang of it.

The only way you can lose is to stop trying. Every time
you have a go, you learn new ways to do things. For
example, when I first started to use a computer I was
terrified I would press the wrong keys or click the mouse
in the wrong place. By comparison my young niece would
click on anything. Yes, she did get into problems from
time to time, but she was learning from her mistakes.
The thought of failure didn't seem to worry her and in
no time she became very proficient on the computer. I
got there too, but by the slower route.

The lesson for me; was that each attempt was not a failureFeature Articles,
but simply another step forward...a learning experience
leading to my ultimate success.

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