“Hold up your cup here is some positive tea that I want to pour out for you”.

If achieving goals were easy, everyone would do it quickly and without difficulty. Even if your vision is clear and you can articulate a detailed destiny, there are always obstacles in the path.

An obstacle is an object, thing, action or situation that causes an obstruction.

We stumble not because the goal is out of reach, but rather because of unexpected obstacles. When these obstacles arise they make the goal seem kind of improbable.

The reason obstacles prevent us from moving forward toward the attainment of our goals is because of the thoughts that we allow ourselves to dwell upon.

Thoughts like:

  • I don’t have a degree. That’s the reason why I am not succeeding.
  • I have 3 kids. I barely have time to do my business, so that’s the reason why there is no result.
  • My parents did not teach me anything, so that’s the reason why I am not successful.
  • My family does not believe in me, so that’s why I don’t create success.
  • I work overtime including weekend. I barely have time for creating success.

Realize, your obstacles or giants want you to surrender before you even try. They want you to keep making excuses that hinder your future progress. They want you to embrace your negative thoughts. They want you to disqualify yourself. Your giants want you to focus on your past, squander your present, and forfeit your future.

One of my favorite stories of victory over a perceived insurmountable obstacle was David versus Goliath.

Goliath was the obstacle that was standing in the way of Israel’s victory. He did not issue his challenge one time and then leave. For forty days, every morning and every evening he challenged the men of Israel. He intimidated them with such fear that they would run and hide when they heard his challenge. One day, a kid name David accepted the challenge. Instead of running in the opposite direction from his obstacle, he ran towards him. He did not just talk a good game about how he was going to defeat Goliath. His faith and determination showed through his actions. Everyone thought that David did not stand a chance against the giant, but they failed to realize that David was ready to knock down his Goliath. My question for you: Are you ready to knock down your Goliath? It is time to shut your mouth and put your faith in action. It is time to stop talking about what you dream of doing and develop a plan and execute it.

Do not let storms or anyone tell you that you cannot do something in your life that you want to accomplish. This is what dreams are made of. Although it may be a cliché, it really is true that you can achieve whatever you want in life if you put your mind to it. Attitude is everything, and everything is most certainly about attitude. We all know that even the most capable people fail when overcome by negative expectations, and we’ve all seen Goliath brought down by those who can remain positive and continue to believe. Actor Chris Burke once said, “I have a motto on my bedroom wall: ‘Obstacles are what you see when you take your eye off the goal.’ Giving up is not my style. I just want to do something that’s worthwhile.”

Choose an attitude to prevail. Develop an unshakable belief in yourself and your abilities.

Victory over your obstacles is more about others than you. There are people connected to you who are waiting for you to overcome your obstacles. They will never utter a word to you, but they are watching from a distance with wide open eyes and listening with attentive ears. Your victory will give them the confidence that if you can overcome your obstacles, then victory is possible for them. So, GO KNOCK DOWN YOUR OBSTACLES! #ALRIGHTNOW

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