Obstacles and challenges… these are two words many people dislike.
Many people are willing to work hard for their goals, but they’re not willing to suffer the consequences of failing. They don’t want to have obstacles in their path. They don’t want potholes, and they absolutely don’t want to encounter them on their journey.
But that rarely happens in real life. In real life, the road to success is a like a winding road with choices of which turn to take along the way.
It is rarely straightforward, there are challenges and things that may get in your way for a while. It is how you manage them that is important to your success.
Do you want to know what separates successful people from the rest of the population?
Successful individuals – those who reached their goals – have had setbacks. They’ve been crushed at times by the challenges, but they still came out ahead. They didn’t let all those obstacles stop them from reaching their destination.
That’s how motivated and driven they are. No matter what life threw at them, they took it head on, and look where they are now – living the life they’ve always dreamed of.
Commit yourself to Success!
Commitment is the last key ingredient to success. You can have the best-laid plans ever, but if you don’t commit to it, then nothing’s going to happen. You’re not going to get any closer to your goals. Having the passion to go after what you want is important, but passion without action means absolutely nothing.
When you first plan out your path to success, you probably told yourself you’ll stay committed. You’ll remain true to yourself. But there will be times when you’ll start feeling tired, and the temptation to self-sabotage becomes too strong. What do you do then?
When times get hard, when life becomes too challenging for you, think about your “why.” Why are you chasing that goal? Out of all the goals you initially wanted, why did you choose that particular goal? Your “why” will help you get out your rut. It will motivate you, it will give you a good kick to spur you into action.
When you commit to success, you’re going to need all the help you can get. Your “why” is just one way to motivate you. There are many others.
This is where keeping a journal comes in handy. It will help you recall your humble beginnings, it will help you re-live the excitement you felt at the very beginning. It will help you remember how you were able to get through other tough times.
Success may seem magical, but it’s really not. It’s a combination of good planning, hard work, tears, frustration, and even failure. It doesn’t matter how many steps you need to take to get to arrive at your goals, it’s always that first step that’s the hardest.