Obstacles often feel insurmountable. They present themselves at inopportune times and make us question everything. Why is this so difficult? What was I thinking? How does anyone do this? Maybe I should quit. They say, if achieving goals were easy, everyone would do it.
This year’s opening salvo stopped me in my tracks. The external challenges were daunting. I realized they are outside of my control, and I ignore them at my peril. There is nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. Just when I assumed I was ready for my grand adventure, they blindsided me. But I refuse to entertain defeat. I went back to the drawing board and reassessed how those external obstacles changed my internal obstacles. This was important since these are issues over which I have total command. I also rearranged my daily routines, making appropriate adjustments. Habits are wonderful when they move you toward your goal. But they can foster highly destructive activities and inhibit forward motion.
I have been here before, and I learned that hidden within every obstacle is an opportunity. I expect unexpected roadblocks. They signal I am on the right path. They are the barriers to test my resolve, my commitment to my stated target, and my wiliness to pay the price of admission. The larger and more demanding the mountain is to climb, the richer the reward. It has taken time to strategize and develop an alternative plan, but I am once again excited about what lies ahead.
Have you adjusted your plans to attain your goals?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer