Succeeding Against All Odds

This day, this time, this very minute, let it be known that your dreams, goals, life desires will be challenged. Seldom will a goal or a dream come true easily, without much effort, delays, or hurdles. What is common, however, is going through some measure of pain before you achieve anything meaningful.

If you have a bigger dream, then you are in for a much tougher challenge; the most daring and ambitious it tends to be, the more difficulties you will experience.

When you are faced with such circumstance, will you just throw in the towel and give up? Or will you keep your eyes fixated on the ultimate goal and persist till you succeed? A lot is dependent on your experience and attitude. Some of it may depend on your skills and network—others, luck or chance.



What drives you?

It’s hard moving forward when obstacles and hurdles come in quick successions. At this point, what keeps you going is your purpose.

If a strong purpose fuels your quest to succeed, such attempt is bound to see the light of day.


Coping Strategies

How do you hang in there when the barrage of obstacles comes tumbling down on you?

The following approaches will help a great deal:


Focus on the goal

By being focused on everything you do, on a daily basis, and in every way, you will be encouraged and inspired to keep your eyes set on the goal.

It is imperative, therefore, that you pick your task carefully to ensure that the work you do matters; keeping that final objective close to your heart can be a highly motivating factor. Someone might ask why he or she should do this. The answer is simple: it will energize you.


See solutions not the obstacle

Most often than not, we focus on the difficulties and problems that pave our paths. Stop now and focus on the solutions. Our mind accepts any ideology that it is fed with, and that becomes the popular belief. If you seek for excuses not to achieve your goals, you will find them. On the other hand, if you are obsessed with achieving your goal, you will find a way past all restraints confronting you at the moment.

When you choose to focus on solutions rather than revel in difficulties, you will find them.


Engage with passionate groups

Maybe you don’t know that passion is contagious. There is no way you will hang around a passionate person without some of the positive energy rubbing off on you.

When you’re in a group of passionate people who ultimately are living their dreams, solving their problems, and also pursuing their missions in life, you will be motivated over a temporary setback. If, however, you surround yourself with pessimists, they can quickly dull your enthusiasm and give you reasons to give up. So, it is important to choose your friends wisely.

So many great men of our time had experienced challenges before they achieved their goals. Yours won’t be any different. Let courage and persistence keep you going. Focus on the solutions and reach for your inner strength to propel you forward. You can achieve your goal only if you try.

Author: posiworld

I'm Cosmas Onyekwelu, A Social Media & Online Marketer, Author, Positive blogger &Web Developer #Generalist

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