23-047 Goals #5

Continuing with Principle #7 from Jack Canfield’s “The Success Principles” entitled “Unleash the Power of Goal-Setting”, I set my intention to ponder how “roadblocks” play a factor in going after my goals. By roadblocks I understand Canfield to mean tangible obstacles: not enough money for a project, no place to work on it, maybe a certain skillset needs to be in place first, and so on.

Up until now, I’ve seen a pattern where roadblocks have put me off or at least slowed me down. I’ve had a tendency to ignore the goal and go after something else. It would serve me better to be still and consider: do I really want to do this goal? what’s my why? Is the answer enough to motivate me to “hunker down” and do what needs to be done, find an alternative route, or reconsider do it at all. With this principle I can see where being more aware of roadblocks for what they are, while also using them to clarify my intentions.

Canfield states: “Roadblocks are simply obstacles that the world throws at you…simply real-word circumstances that you need to deal with in order to move forward.

So how about you? What roadblocks have you had to overcome in order to achieve your goal(s)? Have you let any of them stop you? Are you open to seeing roadblocks from a different perspective?

“If you’re trying to achieve,
there will be roadblocks.
I’ve had them;
everybody has had them.
But 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.”

— Michael Jordan

Blessings,

Maureen
The Mandala Lady

An Invitation

I invite you to color along with me this year as part of what I’m calling “The Year of Self-Exploration and Expansion” with all of my “Mandalas of the ___” (day, weekmonthyear). If you’re interested in more of a self-exploration approach to coloring, check out my “Coloring Mandalas as Meditation”. You can download this mandala at MandalaoftheWeek.com.

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