Life is nothing but an obstacle course; it’s all about getting through that obstacle course to your desired goal, which most people struggle with. It’s only normal to encounter obstacles in the pursuit of your plan. It’s a test to see if you’re worthy.

However, when these obstacles become a nuisance to the point of almost putting a stop to your goal(s), or worse, making one completely abandon their goal, one must take action and think things through.

So, with that said, here are some helpful, tested pointers that will keep your attention focused on achieving any goal you put your mind to.

  1. Think Positive


This means: Do not quit. There should be no room for quitting, especially when one is midway in working toward a goal.


To quit is equivalent to going back to the starting line of goal accomplishment. That is time, energy, money, and many things wasted and lost. It is more costly to quit than to find a solution to the problem, not to mention the frustration one feels.

2. Keep a clear, open, and tense-free mind


Always be ready to receive new ideas. Focus and concentrate. Think in a wide-scale manner and always be open to new options to eliminate the particular obstacle you are currently dealing with.

3. Persist and Persevere


Be sure to exhaust every possibility, even to the point of trial and error, to be sure that there is a solution to correct the problem you’re dealing with.

4. Simulate


Try to picture inside your head a possible solution to help overcome and solve the obstacle that’s setting you back.

5. Ask for Help


If all fails, get assistance from others you know who are more knowledgeable about the work being done. Their suggestions might not necessarily be the exact ones you hoped to hear, but they may trigger new ideas in finding the right solution to your problem.