LifeSense with Terry Mante … Press through

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Success is possible in the midst of difficulties

The reality of life is that it is not easy. As we move along to grasp our aspirations, we face obstacles. Some of the obstacles come with a sense of invincibility. Obstacles are mountains that seek to obstruct our advancement. An obstacle in your way could prove to be an effective hindrance to your success.

One thing about an obstacle is that, you cannot stop them from coming. It is an inevitable part of life. The farther you want to go life, the stronger the obstacle that comes against you. The higher you seek to rise, the greater the obstacle that attempts to pull us down.

In the face of an obstacle, you will have many alternative courses of action. You can choose to abandon the dream and go back to base. You can also muster every strength and forge ahead with your vision.

If it is an idea that means so much to you, then you must decide to save and sustain it. There will always be obstacles. There will always be things that seek to detract us. If you allow your obstacles to dictate to you, there is no way you will accomplish anything; and you might even lose the little you have.

To accomplish the goals that matter to you, you must determine to press through. Press through every situation that seeks to prevent you from getting there. Getting there is tough but you must decide that you will not stop until you see what you want to see. NBA legend Michael Jordan has said, “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”

Pressing through requires resistance. To press through, you need to make the effort to push back every obstacle that seeks to thwart your progress. Without resistance, you will be overrun. Without resistance, you will be defeated. Without any attempt to push back, you will fail. Failure becomes inevitable when you fail to push back. The ability to push back starts in the mind. You need to resolve in your mind that you will not sacrifice your dream to any obstacle. Such a disposition breaks the initial barrier and positions you to be able to actually break the resistance.

Another requirement for pressing through is perseverance. While resistance is about pushing back against the obstacle, perseverance is about pushing through your vision. Sometimes, the best way to resist an obstacle is to navigate your way through it. You may not have enough resources to eliminate every obstacle but you can muster enough strength and courage to succeed. Success is possible in the midst of difficulties. You can attain success in spite of challenges.

No life is easy. Even if you choose not to do something great, life will still not be easy. The best option for you is to desire and design your ideal life, resolve to walk a path that leads you there, and press through to get to where you want to get to.

>>>the author is a business development and management consultant who has worked on market research, strategy, branding, corporate training, capacity-building as well as PR and communications projects for clients in diverse fields. He is an incisive and inspiring author, personal development coach, moderator of focus group discussions and conference/workshop resource person.

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