Overcoming Obstacles to Your Success

Have you ever wondered how it is that some people are so successful when it comes to reaching their goals? When it comes to following our dreams we often struggle with overcoming obstacles to our success. As much as we want to have the life of our dreams, there is a disconnect between what we want and following through to make it happen.

We want independence from the 8 to 5 job.

We want vacations abroad of sunny beaches and snowcapped mountains.

We want the ability to be generous to our loved ones, to give to charities that have special meaning to us, and to live the life of our deepest desire.

Unfortunately, as much as you want to be successful, you seem to be continually struck by internal limitations that keep you bound. These limitations can include fear, self-doubt, procrastination, limiting beliefs or a negative mindset, or even the effects of your past. Knowing the obstacles that hinder your success gives you the opportunity to find ways to overcome them. Let’s look at a few tools that are proven ways to achieve more success in your life and yield the results of great benefits.

Success Tool #1 – Thought life

As you take note of your limitations, the common denominator that might be found is the thoughts as well as the words that you speak that either work for or against you. Scripture tells us that the power of life and death is in the tongue (Proverbs 18:21). Words have the power to build up or destroy (Proverbs 12:6) and so a man thinks so is he (Proverbs 23:7). God spoke the world into being by the power of His words (Hebrews 11:3). Our thoughts create our emotions and affect our behavior. It is not what has happened to us or what is occurring in our lives that affects our behavior; it is what we believe about what is occurring that matters. We can create change in our lives by gaining control of our thoughts and words; this is key to breaking through to success.

Success Tool #2 – Visualization

Visualization activates the creative powers of our sub-conscious mind. As we visualize, we focus the brain to notice available resources that were always there but were previously unnoticed. Focusing on being successful aligns with faith as faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not yet manifested (Hebrews 11:1). Visualization magnetizes and attracts to you the people, resources, and opportunities you need to achieve your goals.

Success Tool #3 – Focus

Focus and clarify your values, passion and purpose and align them with the choices you make from day to day. Seek to practice every day what will be fundamental to your success. When you focus and set your intention, it becomes the fuel for your actions and lays out the pathway. For whatever you think on will grow just as whatever you water or nurture will grow. Think about the farmer who plants, so whatever you sow you will also reap (Galatians 6:7). And let us not be weary in well doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not (Galatians 6:9). Focus for a double-minded man or an indecisive man is unstable in all his ways (James 1:8).

Jesus came to give us life and life more abundantly (John 10:10), which means God is on our side. That our longing to use our talents to create the life of our dreams allows for the light of Christ to shine brightly, that others may see and seek out the Lord through us. Our steps are ordered by the Lord (Psalm 37:23) and if we acknowledge Him in all our ways He will direct our path and we don’t lean on our own understanding (Proverbs 3:5 -6).

You are more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus and you can overcome those obstacles that limit you with some consistent yet simple techniques and steps. Following these steps will prepare you with new tools to overcome challenges that try to get in the way of your progress.  

So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it (Isaiah 55:11).

Go forth and prosper!


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