We are past the half-way point of building a new habit! We now have more time behind us than we have in front of us – as far as the month of habit building is concerned! Obviously we have a lot of time following the challenge but the idea is that when that time arrives we will have a habit and not be building it.
Though if you are anything like me you already have a list of new habits that you plan on building after this month is over!
Whether or not you have already run into obstacles yet in this habit building challenge you will run into some before the month is over and your habit is built! That’s just the way it goes with any type of goal or aspiration.
The best thing that you can do is to prepare yourself for obstacles before they arrive! If you have already had obstacles come up then you know what types of obstacles to prepare for in the coming days and weeks. If you haven’t yet had any I’m sure that it won’t take too much imagination to figure out what might come your way.
Being aware that obstacles are normal and happen to everyone is half the battle! Many people jump into goals and resolutions eager and excited only to be blindsided by troubles just to become discouraged and give up. Oftentimes they feel like a failure simply because obstacles came their way.
Don’t take obstacles personally!
They happen to everyone and if you aren’t running into obstacles then you probably aren’t challenging yourself enough. You should actually worry if you don’t have any obstacles!
Obstacles lead to growth
Do you remember last week when we discussed the lesson that the bamboo plant has to teach us? Even if we don’t see the growth it is happening and it is helping to prepare us for the upcoming success if we just persevere!
Have you found that you have more success over obstacles when you anticipate them? Or do you see that as being negative thinking?
To Your Success,