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3 Huge Life Obstacles And How To Overcome Them

At any time, life can present obstacles that keep us from moving forward. What’s more, a fierce obstacle in one area can, unfortunately, create the inability to progress in others. For example, your love life may have just taken a huge hit and has left you stunned. I bet that is affecting your work, health practices, and other relationships. I guess the important thing here is to understand that all things that happen have a purpose and can be keys to a better life. It’s about how we look at our experiences and certainly how we react to them. Here are a few life obstacles and how to overcome them.

Life Obstacles And How To Overcome Them #1: The Money Obstacle

To the majority of us who aren’t stinking rich, our finances seem to always have some type of obstacle to jump over. Much of the time, money problems show up because of limited or no planning. In other words, all those times we complain about not having any money may be due to our own choices. I learned a long time ago to look at myself first when problems show up. 

In order to overcome money obstacles, you must first look at your present state carefully. Assess where you are and how you got into the situation. It may be as simple as having an awareness of your outgoing money to stop the bleeding. And, in some cases, you may have to increase your income in order to get caught up. Many choose to take on second jobs or side hustles to bring in some extra cash. I recommend to check out job resources such as odd job app review and network with friends as well. Remember, making more money may not solve your issues. You must also create good money habits and understand what type of budget is appropriate for you and your family.

Life Obstacles And How To Overcome Them #2: The Relationship Obstacle

One of the true keys to having a stable relationship is knowing yourself and what you want. Preferably, you will have this knowledge before you enter into a commitment with another person.  It’s common in failing relationships that one or both partners blame the other for issues and heartache. In reality, no one is ever 100% at fault or 100% right. Sharing responsibility for what transpires in a relationship will usually promote the best results. 

The important thing to keep in mind is that not all relationships are meant to last forever. Some are short-term but can have a huge impact on us. So, instead of considering break-ups as obstacles, consider changing your perspective a little. Think about what positive things you learned about yourself and life while in the relationship. Doing this helps you to overcome any negative attributes you may have contributed to the obstacle itself.

Life Obstacles And How To Overcome Them #3: The Future Obstacle

It’s easy to allow fear of the future to hold you back from making decisions and moving forward. A part of this type of obstacle is due to complacency and being in a comfort zone. We create a sanctuary surrounding our work, family, and self-development that keeps us safe from risk and harm. The problem with this is growth and improvement stops and leaves us stagnant and even dissatisfied. I recommend an annual inventory of your goals and dreams. I’m not going to tell you, “don’t settle down” or “make major changes”, instead, take purposeful small steps to your future. If you don’t have any goals, set them with intention.

About Madeline

Madeline is a mid-west mom of three who spends most of her time refilling ice trays and changing toilet paper...just kidding. She is a high school guidance counselor, all around funny gal, and a writer. Her first book, Be Happy Already!", is in the works.

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