Progress: The 5 Obstacles That Get in the Way and How to Combat Them

Accomplishing your goals is a daunting task because there is always something that gets in the way:

  1. Not enough time.
  2. Not enough knowledge.
  3. Lack of confidence.
  4. Other obligations.
  5. The naysayers all around you.

So what do you do about the obstacles? First, you don’t have to buy into to the obstacles. You just have to minimize them.

Time: There is never enough time, so get into the habit of using your time more wisely.

Knowledge: Your knowledge is what it is at the time. Uncover opportunities to get more experience. You just have to stay one step ahead of the competition.

Confidence: Confidence is at the core of progress. Take inventory of your assets, make a list, say them out loud, and OWN them. It’s not bragging… it’s facts. They are your assets. Feel good about them and get comfortable with them. Don’t let anyone rob you of your confidence… not even YOU! 

Obligations: We all have more obligations than we have time or energy to address. Prioritizing is the key. Set your priorities each day because your focus will probably change from day-to-day. 

Naysayers: Your glass is half full and don’t let anyone tell you differently. Believe that what you are pursuing is possible and you will be victorious! Thank them for sharing and don’t let them in your head. Surround yourself with colleagues and friends that encourage you rather than chip away at your dreams.

Progress is always a bumpy road. That’s life. It’s what you do when you hit the bump that matters. It can derail you forever or it will add to your body of knowledge and your successes will be sweeter! Be courageous and soldier on, my friend.