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Overcoming Obstacles Articles

Character Growth Requires Challenge

The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is world-renowned as the world's largest coral reef system, stretching over 2600 kilometers and visible from outer space. Vacationers from around the globe come to scuba dive, fish and enjoy one of the natural wonders of the world. But there are two sides to the Reef. The ocean-facing outer side is teeming with vibrant life and a flourishing ecosystem of coral and fish.

Dreamers Can Face Violent Opposition

In 1847, a Hungarian physician named Ignaz Semmelweis noticed a disturbing trend. A shocking number of new mothers, having just given birth, were succumbing to a violent fever and even dying. At this time in history, there was no popular theory of germs and therefore no understanding of how germs could be spread from a contaminated patient to a healthy one. Because of this, we could forgive the ignorance of well-intentioned medical interns who worked in the mornings performing autopsies, and then helped deliver babies in the afternoon in the maternity ward.

Get Back Up When You're Knocked Down

Here are the final tools I use to maximize my firepower when attacking a goal. Be warned: the use of these strategies may cause irrevocable positive transformation in your life and cause you to achieve at a higher level than you are previously accustomed. With practice, however, you can get used to winning with every goal you set.

Getting Unstuck

In May of 1992, while preparing for her Olympic race that summer, Canadian rower Silken Laummann faced a massive setback. While training, a German team accidentally crashed their boat in the side of hers. The accident badly smashed Silken's leg and she looked down through the gore of the muscle hanging by her ankle, and the bone of her leg clearly visible.
With only three months to go before the summer Olympics commenced, her doctors told her that she would need to withdraw from the Olympics and give up on her dream of claiming a medal.

Harland's Recipe for Success

History records the names of those individuals who dare greatly, who surmount seemingly impossible obstacles, and arrive on the other side of those battles victorious. However, for every story of conquest, there are a thousand other unknown stories of the almost-won, also-ran competitors who had the determination to start the race, but lacked the endurance to complete it.

Keep Your Hopes Up

A major component of persistence is the belief that you will eventually enjoy victory. The crushing blow comes when you don't think that you can make it: that the obstacles are too great, the odds against you are overwhelming; that you don't have the strength or energy to go on, and that the cost of continuing your quest is too painful.

Never Yield to Discouragement

When Florence Chadwick first tried to swim the English Channel, which measures over 21 miles across, she came within 3 miles of the coast of France before quitting. Over 85% of the goal accomplished, and yet she threw in the towel. Why? At the time of her attempt, a thick fog had rolled in, obscuring her visibility.

Other People Don't Define Your Future

Despite the belief to the contrary, the anonymous and faceless committee of "they" don't actually wield any physical power over your life and your decisions. However, if you let "them", "they" will wield incredible emotional control over your decisions and bend your actions to suit their whims. Never allow other people to direct your actions.

Overcoming Everest

In 1952, a then largely unknown mountaineer named Edmund Hillary attempted what seemed the impossible: to scale Mount Everest, the highest mountain then known to man. At 29,000 feet straight up, it represented an immovable pillar of failure for the majority of men who attempted to reach its apex, and certain death for some of those.

Overcoming Obstacles Worksheet

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Strategies to Overcome Obstacles

It is inevitable that some of the goals you set will not come to fruition. In fact, my personal opinion is that if you hit every goal you set, then your goals were too easy! It is only when you miss a goal that you discover what the limits of your ability are. You haven't aspired to great enough heights until you spend yourself in a worthy endeavor and come up short. The true champion constantly pushes themselves, sometimes over-reaching, but decides to reset the goal and try again. I've often missed goals, and had to set them again, sometimes for several years.

The Battle of Lake Erie

There will be times in our journey where the mountain pass has collapsed and seemingly insurmountable boulders lay before us. Part of persistence is the art of flexibility and creativity when faced with obstacles. "Finishers" are people who recognize that you may have to take another route to reach your final destination.

When Enthusiasm Fades Turn to Duty

Perseverance to your cause and your stated mission in life is not necessarily "fun"; it is merely "right". All achievements are born in the daily discipline of the master who crafts them; when his competitors sleep, the master still toils away into the night.

Winston Churchill

Orrin Woodward, visionary leader and co-author of the New York Times bestseller Launching A Leadership Revolution, shared this remarkable story of Winston Churchill. He said of Winston Churchill that "his greatest achievement was his refusal to capitulate when defeat seemed eminent. One of Winston Churchill's speeches was worth an entire battalion of men.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
C.J. -I cannot thank you enough for what you brought to my team today. I had several team members tell me that you were the most entertaining and dynamic speaker we have had.Naomi Feth, TD Bank Financial Group