Blast Through Those Barriers to Your Goals
PLAN FOR BARRIERS TO NAVIGATE THEM SUCCESSFULLY.
One of the reasons we do not attain our goals is because when we are faced with an unexpected barrier that we're unsure how to deal with, we shut down.
We become discouraged, we start making excuses, and we allow ourselves to back off of our original plan. While this is a human and natural tendency, it's not conducive to success.
"What if I don't get the loan?"
"What if I run out of time?"
"What if the marketing doesn't work?"
"What if I don't pass the prerequisite course?"
"What if I just don't feel like it?"
WHAT KIND OF BARRIERS CAN YOU PREPLAN?
These are all very real barriers that keep us from realizing our life dreams. By planning for them, we greatly improve our chances of succeeding and experience the power of being unstoppable.
An important step that you can take to avoid this barrier blunder is that of carefully planning your goal is to include backup plans for all those little "WHAT IFS."
1. Internal Barriers
Internal barriers include the thoughts you have about your goals, success, and yourself that keep you from being successful. They include your personal fears, motivation, self-esteem, and paradigms.
"What if I just don't feel like doing my assignment?"
Solution - commit to working on it for at least 15 minutes. Then take a break and come back to it later
"What if I find myself procrastinating?"
Solution - schedule and dedicate the time on your calendar to tackle the one big task that will make a lot of headway
2. External Barriers
External barriers include barriers such as money, time, other people's reactions, resources, and results. We are not in direct control of them, but we can affect how they work and we can still plan around them.
"What if the client turns down my proposal?"
Solution - ask questions to find out why, and resubmit it.
"What if the landscaping blocks don't come in on time?"
Solution - pad the timeline and notify the client of this possibility in advance. Realign timeline to work on other projects until the blocks come in.
PRACTICE THIS TECHNIQUE WITH EVEN YOUR SMALL, SHORT-TERM GOALS
It feels great to know that when a brick wall appears in your path, you have the perfect solution for getting around it and getting back on the road to achievement!
Now get to that list of 'WHAT IFS'