I am sure we all have faced obstacles in our life. Be it business or life how do we tackle this obstacle ? Many men have tackled this “What stands in the way becomes the way” This book is about all this and more.
There are three things that help us to overcome obstacles.
Perception, Action and the will.
It is how we see things around us that can be a source of weakness or strength. Whereas one person sees crisis, another person sees it as an opportunity.
When faced with any problem do this
We all are emotional. Try not to be emotional.
Try to see the good in any situation.
Do not look at what distributes others
Try to see how things can be controlled
I learned all this from the book.
Sometimes we know how to solve problems. But we fear that the action we take might be risky. We might be getting a chance to invest in shares. But then we think let me wait something else might come. And we end up doing nothing.
So the first step is to start somewhere. Take the example of Amelia Earhart. She wanted to be able to fly. An offer came up. someone was willing to fund the first female attendant on a flight. She said yes to this. 5 years later she was flying solo non stop flight from the Atlantic.
Had she not taken a chance she would not have become a pilot. It is those that attack life with the most initiative do succeed. With regard to your goals do something. I like the motto of Nike (shoes). Just do it.
In trying the wrong way you might discover a new way. This is how innovation works. Thomas Edison tested six thousand different filiations but he did finally make the bulb.
Once you have decided to attack an obstacle why stop? When people ask about your problem say you are working on it and you will get the solution soon. Take failure as an asset you will succeed. Failure leads to improvement.
Great entrepreneurs are never wedded to a position, never afraid to lose a little of investment, never out of the game for long.
Up to now, we were talking about perception and action. Now we will be talking about will.
What is the power that is inside you? You alone can influence it. If perception and action were the deception and action were the disciplines of the mind then a disciple of the heart and the soul. Will is the strength to endure.
In every situation, we can do the following
Prepare ourselves for more difficult times.
If you can’t change something learn to accept it.
Learn to love our fate and what happens to us.
Donot give in to other people’s views who try to change your inner self
Try to look at a greater cause.
Theoradare Roosevelt suffered from asthma. His father came to him and said “Theoradare you have the mind but have not got the body. I am going to give you the tools to make your body. I think you have the determination to go through it.Theoradare looked at his father and said “I will make my body “.So his father built a gym for him. What followed was what he called “ The strenuous life “.Are you prepared to do that?
If the answer is yes then prepare for the hard life. Nobody is born with a steel backbone. We have to make it.
In this book, there are so many examples of how people overcame obstacles. If we follow this we will have dealt with life.
The quotes have been taken from the book The Obstacle is the way by Ryan Holiday.