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Do you treat the things that come up between yourself and your goals as obstacles or excuses?

Whatever challenge is in the way between yourself and your goals can be treated as an obstacle or an excuse. Treat it as an obstacle, and you will access your brainpower, creativity and problem-solving skills to get over, around, or through it. Treat it as an excuse, and you will allow the challenge to take control over your life.  

Needless to say, how you treat your challenges determines your success (or failure) in achieving what you want.

Because in today’s busy world, we tend to go through life on autopilot, allow me to invite you to pause for a moment and reflect on how you are treating what is in the way between yourself and your goals. 

Do you have a pen and paper with you? Great. Let’s get started.

– “What do I want?” Write down one goal you want to achieve.

– Answer the question: “What stops me?” Here are a few categories of things that can stop you: information, skill, belief, well-being, other people, motivation, time, money, or fear.

– For each of the things you come up with in the previous point, ask yourself: “Have I been treating this as an obstacle or an excuse? Have I been actively brainstorming ways to handle it?”

– For those things you have been treating as an obstacle, push further your brainstorming capacity by bringing in a friend, a coach, a colleague, or whoever you need to access a higher state of creativity. Annihilate those obstacles!

– For those things you have been treating as an excuse, you have two options:

1. If you really really want to achieve the goal, start treating them as obstacles and bring the best version of yourself and all the creativity you can access within and outside yourself to get past them.

2. Be honest with yourself; you don’t really really want to achieve that goal. When we don’t really really want something, the mind gets creative in generating one excuse after another. Give yourself a break and let go of the goal.

If you really really want to accomplish something, there’s always a way for you to create it.

Love. Simone

PS: If you are interested in accessing a higher state of brainpower and creativity, write to me. I’d love to help.

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