What Is An Obstacle?
The underpinnings and support you build for yourself when you begin to implement change in your life are first challenged and often thwarted by what we perceive as obstacles that get in the way of our transition. If you can become aware of these obstacles, you give yourself the permission to change the meaning of the very obstacle(s) that stand in your way. Begin by redefining the word “obstacle”:
“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out; the brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. . . the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. . . they’re there to stop the ‘other’ people.”
Randy Pausch Carnegie Mellon Professor author of “The Last Lecture”
3 Common Types Of Obstacles
In Susan Hanshaw’s “Inner Architect: How To Build The Life You Were Designed To Live” Phase 3 “Breaking Through Fear” contains a very important tool when considering your obstacles: Step 8 “Define What Lies Between You And Change.” Common types of obstacles to change:
1. Fears: Your thoughts about your ability to successfully create change
2. Limited Beliefs: What you think you are capable of acheiveing or becoming
3. Lack of Commitment: Not being completely dedicated to the work involved with the necessary steps
Accountability for your actions and efforts is the ultimate responsibility we all have to ourselves.
“We can commit to becoming accountable and responsible to our jobs-careers, to our familiy and friends, yet we often don’t make that same commitment to ourselves.”
Susan Hanshaw Founder Inner Architect and author Inner Architect: How To Build The Life You Were Designed To Live
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Tom Royce one of the most influential bloggers, a real estate niche dynamo, understands the importance of transition and change. He is an expert in the field of real estate and he has seen many of his peers and readers suffer through tough times in recent months.
Therefore it is unquestionably gratifying to read therealestatebloggers.com’s Tom Royce book review and assessment of author Susan Hanshaw’s latest work “Inner Architect: How To Build The Life You Were Designed To Live.”
Excerpts With Meaning
“Susan addresses this transition ( reassessing career goals and aspirations) throughout The Inner Architect. The theme is to find what you love to do and develop the strength and skills to achieve this transition. Instead of just hoping that it works out, one needs to develop the skill set to make the transition successfully.”
” Susan leads you through addressing the root cause of your fears while giving you the blueprint to leave them behind.”
“Inner Architect: How To Build The Life You Were Designed To Live” is a primer on how to transition from a career that you are finished with to one that you love.”
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You now have the confidence you can change your career and design the job you will love.
You have made the commitment to developing your vision.
Effort is the fuel for this development and the quality you bring to your new project. All the pieces are in place-now comes the hardest part that separates those who want to get to their goals and those who want to get to their goals and follow their action plan: perseverance.
Three Steps To Maintaining Your Perseverance
1. Dreams Come True: Be of the mindset that this is your chance to make your dream come true. Working on your dream is more fulfilling and meaningful than working on someone else’s business. Watch your mindset
2. No Room For Regrets: Don’t allow yourself to be side tracked, sabotaged, or completely derailed by any regrets that could arise from not doing everything possible to achieve your dream goals. Learn from your regrets but do not spend anymore time than to learn–the lesson step here is to value the present and the future
3. Challenge Your Weaknesses: Expect anything worth achieving to come with a set of challenges. Most of these challenges will test your weaknesses. Remind yourself that these challenges will be well worth conquering on your way to reaching your goals
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“Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you’re willing to pay the price.” Vince Lombardi
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up? Marian Wright Edelman
You began by building your confidence through the accumulation of experience and research. You maintained a constant commitment by action planning and steadfast perseverance. Now is the time to add the fuel to your engine of change: effort.
What is effort? Effort, according to Websters, “is the total work done to achieve a particular end.” Effort is also a “conscious exertion of power. . . or a serious attempt.” Effort makes all the difference in the world.
Your effort, either 110% or less than ideal, is your personal measurement to how well your are performing your tasks in order to change. You can NOT lie to yourself-when you do not give your best effort you know it.
Three Steps To Maintain Your Effort
1. 100% Effort: Always give your maximum effort, your best efforts to your work
2. Quality is Job 1: Do NOT cut corners, speed through without care, or attempt to short change the process. Sloppy work is less than your best effort
3. Recognize Your Value: Recognize that others can benefit by what you have to offer
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