Avoid becoming an Obstacle – Quote

Today’s quote for the day topic is overcoming  obstacles on the road to success.A popular quote by Henry Ford defines obstacles as “those frightful things you see when you take eyes off your goal”. It is natural to face many hurdles and obstacles on your path to achieve your goal . Staying focused on your goal , facing challenges and solving them along the way without too much distraction is the only way to go. Now, what if you are an obstacle in your own path ? It is quite possible to be an obstacle yourself especially if you tend to have a negative mindset ,are constantly procrastinating the list of things to do and hesitating to come out of your comfort zone. Here are a few tips to avoid becoming an obstacle :

  • Be in control , take action , focus and act on your goals.You may have a great vision and execution plan to achieve your goal,  but unless an action is taken it will only remain a goal on paper .
  • Avoid procrastination, a major obstacle which will only delay your achievement .Postponing and turning your goals into action to another time or day will not help in reducing or solving the problems in any way.
  • Stay away from company of pessimistic and negative people who constantly find problems on your path , try to bring you down and deter you from pursuing your goals. Have a strong will power,  believe in your dreams,remain focused and strive to achieve your goal.
  • Let go of your comfort zone .It may seem easier said than done especially when you have been doing something for a long time in life. It is a proven fact  however that sacrificing your comfort zone will only help you try out new things in life . Once you do , you will find your potential is limitless. For that to happen ,you need to give an ultimatum to yourself .

If you have any other points in addition to the above , please add in the comments below. Let us try our best not to become obstacles in our own paths .Have a good day!


Avoid becoming an Obstacle on your own path to success! Photo credits : Pexels.com

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  • Raj
    September 6, 2018 at 3:03 am

    Obstacles part of our daily life, just for a moment think about life without any ups and downs, it would be damn boring. Then we would be just like objects, like a rock on sitting on the floor doing nothing. Actually, obstacles or the challenges in our daily lives drive our happiness. Yes, one does not have to solve all the challenges too.

    • InspiresNish
      September 6, 2018 at 2:07 pm

      Thank you for your thoughts, appreciate it .Yes indeed obstacles are what make life challenging and resolving them gives the satisfaction and happiness. However the essence and my take on this particular quote is , there will be plenty of obstacles one will face anyway and of course we need to face and solve all the challenges along the way.But not to allow oneself to become one of the obstacles.If we ourselves become an obstacle in our path for example by procrastinating , not moving forward , not coming out of the comfort zone and not taking any action nothing can be achieved!

  • Megala
    September 6, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    Wonderful thought, never thought about this before! Thank you so much.

    • InspiresNish
      September 6, 2018 at 2:36 pm

      Thank you so much Megala .The quote by Ralph Marston was a recent find and it struck chord with me instantly. Prior to that , I had not thought of it in that perspective as well !

  • Diane
    September 6, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    This is so true and as I get older I find I am my own worst obstacle!

    • InspiresNish
      September 6, 2018 at 4:27 pm

      I can relate to that as well , with multitude of tasks already in hand , getting out of the comfort zone especially seems like easier said than done 🙂 .But hope to strive for that.Thank you for stopping by Diane and the comments.

  • Richa
    September 7, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    Wonderful thought and so true!❤

    • InspiresNish
      September 7, 2018 at 1:57 pm

      Thank you so much Richa !

  • Anonymous
    September 7, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    What a profound and resonating message! Definitely applies to me 🙂

    • InspiresNish
      September 8, 2018 at 5:21 pm

      Thank you so much Deepa , applies to me as well knowingly and unknowingly am sure we all have a tendency to become an obstacle in our path ourselves .This quote however is a great reminder and hope to strive for that 🙂

  • Jyo
    September 8, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Truth ! And well said Nisha…👌

    • InspiresNish
      September 8, 2018 at 5:24 pm

      Thanks my friend glad to hear you liked it !

  • Smitha
    September 8, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Awesone Post Nisha !

    • InspiresNish
      September 8, 2018 at 5:24 pm

      Thank you so much Smitha, appreciate it!

  • Vidya @ LadyInReadWrites
    September 8, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    That is the obstacle I am learning to overcome now, Nisha!! And on an aside, need to get more photography tips from you 🙂 I have made and photographed appams as well recently (but yours definitely look yummier!!)

    • InspiresNish
      September 10, 2018 at 2:11 pm

      Hey Vidya, so happy to hear from you my friend ..LoL am sure we are all trying to overcome that obstacle isn’t it? Thank you for the wonderful comments , I have some photography tips from the basic class I took in the photography section , it is however an ongoing learning process 🙂 .

  • Christy B
    April 8, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    Your post is very motivating! Let’s keep going and overcome any obstacles 🙂

    • InspiresNish
      April 9, 2019 at 1:45 pm

      Thank you so much, yes indeed no giving up!

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