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Orison Swett Marden On How To Overcome Your Obstacles

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“Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk through them.”- Orison Swett Marden

Nothing is too much for you to defeat. If you want to reach your destination, you must first defeat your obstacles. You must walk through them. You can do it. But remember, your obstacles are not there to stop you from achieving your goals, they are there to bring out the best in you. You become a better you by overcoming your obstacles. You have no right to ignore your dreams because obstacles are in your way. No, you don’t. You must face it. And no matter what you are struggling with, no matter what you are trying to overcome, you should never give way to it. If you do, you will regret it. And do not limit yourself to your own environment. Because your environment is not responsible for your growth. You are responsible for making your life better. When you limit yourself to your environment, to your past failures, to your mistakes, to your past disappointments, your spirit is weakened. And when that happens, everything becomes difficult for you to achieve.

You can win your battles. All you need to do is to believe in yourself. Do not hang around people who will deflate yourself spiritual ball. Do not give way to doubt. Do not give way to hate. If you want to defeat your obstacles, if you want to walk through your problems, first, you must believe in yourself. Second, you must surround yourself with positive people, people who are not afraid to challenge you, people who are getting things done, people who are doers, people who are always improving their skills, not negative people. No matter what, do not settle for less. You can always do better than you are doing right now. You can always improve your skills. You can always work harder than other people. Remember, hard work and success go together. And procrastination and failure go together. You are better than your obstacles. If you want to overcome your obstacles, you must not give way to them. If you do, they will defeat you.

How You Can Become A Winner

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“It is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvests.”– Orison Swett Marden

You can win in life. And you will win in life.

Success is all around us. But we don’t see it. Why? Because we focus on what is not going well for us. We do not focus on what is going well for us. But if you can just focus your attention on your life, if you can just do your work better than others, if you can just surround yourself with the right people, people who are getting things done, your life will be a success.

According to Orison Swett Marden, “We must give more in order to get more. It is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvest.” Successful people understand this principle. That is why some of them work harder than the rest of us. Do not be intimidated by them. You can do the same. All you need to do is to improve your skills. Because you need new skills to compete with other people. But you need yourself to compete with yourself. If you do not upgrade your skills, you will not be able to do what others are doing.

If you want more you must do more. You must never stop upgrading your skills. It is easier to do now than it has ever been. Keep learning. Do not stay where you are last year. Find something new to do. Read new books. Do not shy away from problems. If you want to grow, you must grow yourself through solving difficult problems. Grow through problems. Do not let problems stop you from growing through life. Because if you are not solving problems, you are not growing. You are just going through life.

There are lots of successful people out there. Learn from them. Look for people who have done what you are about to do. Listen to what they have to say. Hide your pride. Do not hide what you don’t know. Be open to learning from them. Celebrate them, but learn from their mistakes. If you do that, you can win, and you will win.