In previous posts we discussed various goal blockers. Now let’s talk about what to do about them. Some people may tell us to ignore these obstacles. This is partially true. We do not want what a person says to affect us from moving forward towards our dream. But honestly, some of the discouragement (through words, stats, etc) against our success could be true.
I know you were not expecting me to say that. I am not suggesting that we should internalize the negative statements. Instead we should make these possible blockers, Dream builders.
Examples of what a goal blocker can become with some thought and action steps are:
- Risk Identifiers
- Outsource Coordinators
- Resource Managers
- Financial Strategies
Ask yourself the hard questions to obtain key items that could prevent destruction to your dream. We should use the feedback from goal blockers for our good.
Now after hearing criticism – don’t throw the baby out with the bath water. Let’s look at an example: Let’s say we want to write our first book and we currently have no experience. A goal blocker may state that we do not have an English, Journalism, Communications, etc degree or background. Even though this may be true, what can we obtain from this? Well, we could ask ourselves:
- To be an author do I need to have the degree?
- What skill sets are needed for me to write my book? Which ones do I have? Which ones do I still need?
- Can I take a class or two (instead of 4 years in college) to obtain the foundation needed?
- Are their seminars from those that our authors and were in a similar situation as I?
- Should I ask a specific person to be my mentor, that has the wisdom and knowledge I need?
Basically, is there another way for us to build our way up and still continue to move forward? And yes, it may add time to our end result. But, if it is our dream it is totally worth it and we will love the journey.
This task of turning goal blockers to dream builders can occur during any stage of our dream journey. So embrace that factor that we would rather deal with it now than later. This step could eliminate the termination of our dream. So don’t run from it – run towards it. Appreciate the goal blocker and obstacle for giving us the opportunity to create a Dream Builder.
Dream Action: Think about 1-2 points provided by a goal blocker. Ask yourself the hard questions and produce dream builder steps (write it out in your journal) to maximize the opportunity at hand.