Obstacles in Goal Achievement

Mon14Jun10

If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears.
– Glenn Clark

We have long term, medium term and short term goals. We also have our day to day activities which cannot be ignored. The challenge in front of most of us is to keep our focus on our long term goals in spite of whatever happens in our daily life. The secret lies in our ability to remain balanced.

Sometimes we are thrown out of gear due to our negative emotions and moods. The most common negative feelings are envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears. We need to benchmark our performance with those better than ourselves. But such a comparison should be constructive and should propel us into action. It should not retard our progress and effort.

Envy and jealousy have to be handled and channeled properly to give us the energy to be proactive and constructive. Else we will become very selfish and negative.

The quality of forgiving is very important. The ability to forgive not only others but also ourselves is very important to overcome setbacks and failures on our path to success. We have to accept the fact that we are human beings and we can make mistakes and it is okay to fail or struggle. This state of mind will allow us to analyze the reason for our failure take the failure as a failure of our effort and not a failure of ourselves.

Of course fear is a natural instinct. But fear has to be used as a positive energy and we should not allow fear to dampen our enthusiasm.

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