The final step of the five-step approach to handling obstacles brings together the learning acquired during the first four steps. Having successfully overcome one obstacle, we will most likely be boosted to continued along our path to achieving our objective.
Often it is a case of once we have done something previously thought of as being beyond our capability, we can at least repeat the endeavour and even improve on it in the future as our confidence develops from having achieved already a positive result.
Excellence in handling obstacles, whilst each may be different in nature, many times comes down to our ability to replicate the mindset and certain actions which we now know to work.
Operating at an optimum level is in itself a question of reaching a certain quality and maintaining the habits that have led to the desired outcome, undoubtedly taking discipline and determination.
Attaining learning insights and using them can be considered the positive side of what we originally believed to be only a negative situation. The presence of an obstacle provides the occasion for expanding our awareness.
As Elisabeth Kübler-Ross has suggested: “There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.”
Life is about learning. By acknowledging this and adopting the five-step approach to handling obstacles – Accepting, Embracing, Ignoring, Overcoming and Using – we might begin to welcome hurdles which will, in any case, crop up.
Quite possibly you already have other tried and tested strategies in place for dealing with disruptions and setbacks. That said, hopefully the ideas expressed here have been food for thought. As ever, If you’d like to share your input on the points raised here, please leave a comment below.