“Obstacles do not block the path, they are the path.”- Zen Proverb
The statistics around resolutions…
are so bandied about this time of year that I’m not going to repeat them. We all KNOW that most New Year resolutions don’t last.
The question we might ask is “Why?” How come that turnaround we were so inspired to make in our life, career, relationship, health, etc., just drops out of our mind?
One reason is the failure to start. A good intention and $1.85 will get you a cup of coffee. But, putting that idea into action…now THAT is a hurdle overcome.
Another reason is the halt that comes about when the first, second, third or fourth obstacle to achieving that goal is encountered.
Seriously: does anyone ever think major (or even minor) change can come about without facing umpteen obstacles?
Rationally, no, we don’t think that. We know it’s going to take something to turn this ship around to go a different direction.
Yet, in practice, the luster of the grand idea or personal commitment starts to fade when it gets hard.
The mindset shift comes in realizing that, in the very moment we committed to a new possibility for ourselves, the Universe received notice and put out all the forces — consider them fitness trainers — to come to our aid in bringing that goal about.
Yes, it is a friendly Universe, and it has an infinite team of fitness professionals putting in front of you every obstacle necessary to achieve whatever you want.
So, as the “going gets tough” in bringing your New Year goals into reality, know that you signed up for a gym of goal fitness and the Universe is about to whip you into a shape you’ve only dreamed of.
No more sand kicked in your face: your New Year/New You workout regimen has begun!
Consider how much further you’ll press your edge with a goals workout trainer beside you. Schedule a free 15min chat, or go here for a menu of support services in everything from career to life/purpose.
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“The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.”- Robert Tew
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.
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