This is a big one for me. I feel like my whole life was overcoming obstacles. Even at a young age I felt like there were always like twenty boulders in the way. I had learning disabilities growing up as well as terrible anxiety. I’ve always struggled with these things and I still do to this day. It’s a matter of having the tools to overcome obstacles or at least having tools to manage them. I have struggled with friendships, maintaining jobs, happiness and many other things. I have kept going though. It’s amazing, no matter what gets in my way I still keep going somehow.
I think what helps me is motivational quotes and tools to uplift me. It’s a matter of looking at my positive attributes and keeping them to lead forward. I am currently in an intensive outpatient program for DBT which is currently helping me with learning new behaviors that will help support my quality of life and life worth living. I’m also in other classes to help me find meaning and purpose in life as well as CBT which is programing new and better thoughts. These tools are essential for growth.
When I first started out on my journey I was looking into religion and spirituality to overcome obstacles. I think my art and creativity and going after my passions helps me a lot with overcoming obstacles. I have been wanting to be a health coach since college so going after that and signing up the The Institute of Transformational Nutrition was life changing for me and opened my eyes to so many amazing things. I think when it comes to overcoming obstacles it’s a matter of going after what works for you. What do you love? What are your passions? What do you stand for? What is your main message to the world? What keeps you going in life. I think it’s a process of digging deep and getting to the root of why things aren’t going to way you planned them.
I’ve had many goals and dreams and life and not all of them have worked out, but I still have gone back to the drawing board and had to re-write where I was and where I wanted to go and how I was going to get there. There will be people in your life that are unsure of your dreams and goals. They love you and want you to play it safe because the fear of going off the grid if to scary and unknown. These people want what’s best for you; however it’s up to you to make these changes and keep the naysayers at bay. Everything is here to help you and push you in a better direction no matter how you want to look at it and justify your circumstances. Remember there are always better days and a better tomorrow so keep continuing on your path and things will get better if you want them and wish them to.