"Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them." ~ Orison Swett Marden
Obviously there will be circumstances in our lives that are beyond our control, but what we can control is ourselves....how will you react to obstacles?
I have a habit of needing to talk through all the obstacles in order to see what I can do to reduce or eliminate the obstacle. Often I know where Iím starting from and where I want to end up but have trouble seeing the path between those two points. I get so bogged down that I canít make any progress towards my goal. I recently was stuck for over 4 years on my teacher certification renewal. After 2 years it had expired and that just made it harder to see the path. Six months ago, I met the first person who could really help shed light on the path I needed to take and from there several other people came into my life to help guide me along. Finally, with the goal in sight it was strictly up to me to finish the journey and I did. I stopped focusing on the reasons I couldnít get it done and started adding up mini-goals and steps towards completion.
Now I need to find a way to do that with my lifestyle changes! It is also important to help our students gain strength through their accomplishments so they can reach for any goal regardless of the obstacles they may face!
"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are endless." ~Mother Theresa
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