Common Roadblocks That Come In The Way Of Your Goals

There is still a way! (2)

The fear of failure is one of the worst fears for you to allow taking over your mind.

“If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” –Michael Jordan

Though it is so blatantly obvious that if you stay true to a goal for long, you will ultimately achieve it, few people have the tenacity to chase their goals in the face of these most common and daunting roadblocks. If you care enough to follow the lives of some of the most successful people in the history of mankind across of all fields, there is a definite pattern, and it goes beyond them innately gifted and fortunate. They are all consistent in dealing with the roadblocks that come in the way of their goals, and go showing up and getting about their task. They have fought distraction, procrastination, imperfection and much more to reach the echelons of their glory.

Do what Needs to Be Done Today

Procrastination can bog you down like few other things, can distract you from your long term objectives. You’re not just prolonging the realization of your goals but also slowly but surely killing the intrinsic and extrinsic motivation to chase the goals.

You are less likely to be as excited about your goals if you are constantly putting things off, you are not getting the short term results that are going to effectively propel you towards your long term goals. This non-fulfillment of immediate goals means in the long haul you won’t get the desired results, and will be stuck for sufficient motivation, while completely losing track along the way. If you’re goal oriented, you will never put things off for later, and be pumped up about achieving step by results quickly and efficiently.

Bad Habits can be Huge Goal Spoilers

Even a seemingly harmless bad habit of being ineffective at time management or being too distracted easily can divorce you from your goals. Time management junkies achieve much more in terms of tasks, and results than the flaky who are constantly distracted. Focus and sticking to tasks at hand that are priority can minimize the tendency to drain energy on wasteful things and channelize it correctly.

I come to understand that roadblocks can be used as building blocks.


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2 responses to “Common Roadblocks That Come In The Way Of Your Goals

  1. A meaningful and highly relatable subject Richard. I equate a roadblock to a detour in the road. At first that roadblock may seem (or truly be) impassible yet once we see an alternative means of passage (the road crews partially clear the roadblock) we can proceed with assurance towards our intended destination.

    I live in a region that is mountainous and with that type of extraordinary terrain comes occasional rock slides that can completely or partially block a highway. So when we come upon such obstacles what do we do? Do we turn around and go back home, quitting our intended travel plans rather than find a way to navigate around the obstacle or at least take an alternate route? Of course, the latter option is preferable to giving up in frustration.

    Choosing an alternate route may cost us extra travel time but we still get to our intended destination. The very same is true in our professional and even our personal lives.

    Where there is a will…there is a way.

    • Thanks Don for sharing your thoughts. I appreciate it greatly.

      Well said Don, we must find ways to navigate around the roadblock and never allow quitting to be an option!…There is a way!

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