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.

Why You Should Never Look Back Into Your Past

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When you look into your past, you see your past, not your future. But you are no longer living in the past. You are living in the present. The present has the key to your future. The present is the way to where you are going. The present is the bridge between where you are and where you want to be. The Present is the connection between who you are and who you are becoming. It is important to respect your present. If you don’t live your present well, it will be difficult for you to live a better future. Because what you are doing right now is shaping your future, not your past.

Your past is your past. It is gone. The only good thing you can do with your past is to learn from it. You can visit your past for knowledge, but not to live there. No matter what you have done in your past, don’t look into your past with regret. Embrace it. It is not coming back to you. It is time to write a new chapter of your life. Now is the time to write a new story. And writing a new story of your life needs concentration. You need to concentrate on what you are doing in the present. Don’t go back to your old ways of doing things.

Instead of going back to your old life, why not go forward. There is no life in the past, but the future is full of opportunities. Why not take them? Remember, you are your boss. If you want to change your life, if you want to change your future, if you want to change the direction of your life, change what is not working for you. You can only do that in the present, not in the past. Your possibilities are in the present, not in the past. Your past is gone. Your present is now. Face your future with confidence, without fear, and with a loving heart. The choice is yours.