Article #5: Overcoming Obstacles
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Know that the road will not be a straight, smooth ride toward the ultimate destination. There will be some turns, there will be some potholes, there may be some accidents, but know, believe, and even imagine that no matter the obstacle, you can climb over it, work around it, overcome it.
Stick to it, persevere; be resilient, relentless, and committed to these goals and they will be yours.
Life is complicated. In fact, James Clear wrote about this: “Problems seem to arise naturally on their own, while solutions always require our attention, energy, and effort. Life never seems to just work itself out.”
Why is that? There are multiple forces at work; one is entropy, and another is Murphy’s Law. Entropy is one of the great natural forces of our universe.
Entropy here is defined as a lack of order or predictability; a gradual decline into disorder.
This force is so fundamental to the way our world works that it permeates nearly every endeavor we pursue. It is the one force that governs everybody’s life.
Without effort, life tends to lose order. Before you get depressed, there is good news.
You can fight back.
You can clean a messy room.
You can organize individuals into a cohesive team.
You can build a financial fortress.
The odds are strong that you will encounter Murphy. Murphy’s Law, basically, is a pessimistic viewpoint that asserts that whatever can go wrong, will go wrong. I don’t ascribe to believing that, but there are times when stuff happens.
You’ve all heard it before, S!*T happens.
Well, when Murphy strikes, strike back!
Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and get back to it—you can do it!
Successful finances, just like successful relationships, require care and attention. Successful houses require cleaning and maintenance. Successful teams require communication and collaboration. The only way to make things orderly again is to add energy.
Order requires effort.
Equipped with that knowledge, it is up to you to take the action necessary to become empowered.
Overcoming obstacles has a lot to do with GRIT. Grit is a topic I have begun to learn more about through Steven Kotler’s work in Mindvalley called “The Habit of Ferocity,” and Angela Duckworth’s book titled GRIT. Believe it or not there are prescribed methods to get more gritty. In fact it is a habit that we can learn.
Overcoming obstacles is Step #4 in this process.
To help you put all this information together, I created the following chart to provide a visual representation of the process. You can find more details about the chart in the previous articles which are available at https://www.webuildabetteru.com/articles/
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This seven-step goal achievement process is completed by working each step left to right. Below the major headings is a summary of useful tips to accomplish each step. Getting into a peak state and practicing a daily mindfulness routine are very helpful for shifting your identity to the new blueprint you want to create. Periodically review your goals, daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc. through the “rinse and repeat process” to ensure you stay on track.
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In the coming articles, I will dive deeper into each of these seven master steps to provide you a path to achieving any goal you set your mind to. The next four steps are:
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- Accountability –Forcing Functions
- Massive Action—Revisions and Celebrations
So stay tuned, and we will get there together.
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Dave spent a long and distinguished career as a pilot and leader in the United States Air Force. Along the way, he managed to obtain three graduate degrees. As an investor in the stock market for more than 37 years, Dave has seen his share of ups and downs. When Dave retired as a Colonel in 2006, he founded Razor Sharp Investments. Subsequently, he worked with an investment education company, teaching new investors how to handle their money, and then two brokerage firms doing the same thing. In 2012, Dave founded his own investment firm. Dave has always been fascinated by the question, Why do people do the things that they do? On his discovery journey, he encountered Tony Robbins. He worked with his event staff to eventually progresss through the Institute for Strategic Intervention as a coach, making him ideally suited to tackle the most formidable challenges in a relationship. Dave continues to be committed to a life of service, mainly serving those struggling in their relationships over money.
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