I heard the Zen Proverb “Obstacles do not block the path, they are the path” on my daily guided meditation today. A light bulb totally went on for me as to why I’m a Master Goal Getter.
Writing down the obstacles and coming up with a game plan of how to get around them is the most important process for achieving any goal. This is a constant feedback process based on the results of the day. I do this every single day. I look at what worked and what didn’t work and I figure out what I’m going to keep and what I’m going to do differently. It’s the mindset of continuous improvement and everything is figureoutable (thanks Marie Forleo) combined.
Interestingly enough, our obstacles are the thoughts that we are having that generate a feeling that drives our actions to not do what we know needs to be done to achieve our goals. We tell ourselves stories that we don’t have enough _______ (time, money, energy, education, etc.) so that we can justify not doing what we can do.
Your brain likes easy my friends. It is totally designed to conserve as much energy as possible. Goal getting and overcoming obstacles takes work and your brain is going to throw a hissy fit to convince you to do something easier (like nothing at all or scroll facebook). You don’t have to listen. You can choose to do it anyway.