5 Ways to Overcome Obstacles – So You Do Not Succumb To Temporary Defeat


Recently I came up with a brand new business strategy that I just knew was going to work. I mean all of a sudden it was very clear to me why my previous plans were not working as well as I had expected. I was missing this one piece, what a dumbass, how could I have missed this for so long?

So I activated the new and totally amazing, incredible, profound, and brilliant plan…and…

Fuck me it didn’t work!!!!!

Now I don’t want to blow smoke up your arse, so I am going to tell you straight up that things will not always work out the way you think. The trick to success is realizing that there is a lesson to be learned. The only way you fail is if you don’t take the time to learn and adjust and instead decide to quit!!!

As Napoleon Hill says every defeat hold the seed of an equivalent or greater advantage (or something like that, I am too lazy to look it up right now so maybe you can post the exact quote in the comments box for me)

So here 5 ways to overcome the temporary defeat that comes along every now and again.

1. Understand That Things Don’t Always Go As expected

It really helps when you understand that not everything you do will work out perfectly. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that just because you followed a specific success strategy that everything you touch will turn to gold. When you take action towards what you want there will be some obstacles to overcome. Successful people are not people that have no obstacles, they are people that know how to overcome their obstacles.

2. Look For the Lessons

Everything that happens, even the so called negative events, have a lesson for you to learn (whether you believe it or not is up to you). If you do believe there is a lesson in your temporary defeat you will look for it and learn from it. If you don’t believe there is a lesson for you then you may just blame everyone else for what is going wrong in your life. So what can you learn from what went wrong…you will be amazed at how much you can develop yourself from these lessons…

3. Do Some “Re-Framing”

When things go against you it is time to take a step back and do some re-framing. This is when you look at things in a different way, or from a different viewpoint, or put a different frame around it so that it changes its meaning. This will give you a new perspective of the situation.

4. Go As Far As You Can See

When things go wrong it may be a natural reaction to pull back and not want to take any action until you have plotted out and entirely new plan. While you do need to plan ahead, you do not have to have every single detail of the the entire plan laid out before you start. Very often the steps that come next reveal themselves to you when you take action. So make the adjustments you need and do what you can see in front of you right now. Go as far as you can see and when you get there you will see further.

5. Take Full Responsibility for What Happens

A natural reaction is to look for excuses or blame other for what has gone wrong in your life. Consider the reality that you brought this temporary defeat upon yourself. Now I know this is a really tough one to accept, hell it took me years to get this lesson into my thick scull, because why would I possibly make myself fail? Well here is the deal, we create everything in our lives, even the “bad” stuff. Once you accept full responsibility for that, life becomes a little simpler!


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