Life Is Full Of Obstacles
Now Go Out And Overcome Them!
By: Ilyana Castaneda
Life is full of obstacles. There’s ups and there’s downs. Sometimes we tend to forget that no one is perfect! When you have a goal, expect things to get in the way and when they do ask yourself this…Are you going to let that stop you? OR Are you going to keep pushing forward.
I have a few questions I would like you to ask yourself:
1. What is your goal?
2. What will it mean for you if you achieve your goal? Is it worth your dedication and success?
3. Are you willing to give it all you got so that you can reach your goal?
When an obstacle gets in the way of achieving your goal, remember what your goal is, and how you will feel when you achieve this goal.
Obstacles and struggles are a part of life. The great news is….
You are not the only one!
Everyone who is aiming to achieve a goal is experiencing obstacles and struggles.
Even the most successful people have struggled. In Michael Jordan’s famous quote he said "I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."
Do you think missing those shots and losing those games were obstacles he had to overcome in his career? YOU BETCHA!!
Look at the BEATLES, they struggled. When they first started in the music business a recording company said, "We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out."
REALLY, THE BEATLES!!!
Did they quit? NO! Did they let others dictate whether they would achieve their goals or not? NO! They continued to believe in their goals anyway, and they are still super famous today.
When I was in high school, my school counselor laughed under her breathe when I told her I wanted to apply to attend the University of San Diego. She said it’s so expensive and it’s not like state, it’s more competitive. I replied, "Okay, I’m applying anyways". The last laugh was on her because I did get accepted into U.S.D. Not once, but twice!! The first time I attended U.S.D. was for my undergraduate coursework and I went back a second time for my graduate coursework! Wait, there’s more…I received a scholarship and grants. I’m so glad I didn’t listen to her!
My point is…
When you have a goal and you know what it’s worth to you, keep pushing forward and strive for it! Don’t let anyone stomp on your dreams or anything get in your way! It will take hard work and you will face obstacles. However, when you reach that goal. You will feel amazing!!!
You are worth the effort. You are worth every moment of the time and dedication. Overcome those obstacles and knock them down one by one. Each one will make you stronger.
YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU PUT YOUR MIND TO!
DON’T FORGET THAT!
What are you going to do to help encourage or inspire others?
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