Jul 14, 2014

3 Ways to overcome barriers

I came across a new inspiring person, Ryan Holiday, who offers "meditations on strategy and life" and works with companies like Google and youtube and has been written a lot about in Forbes and Wall Street Journal. Recently Ryan Holiday shared his three best tips for overcoming barriers, obstacles and fears in life in one of my favourite magazines, RED where you can read more. 

Step outside yourself
Imagine your best friend comes to you upset. She’s missed out on a promotion at work and feels really down. What advice you would give her? How would you try to rebuild her confidence? Answer these questions… then take your own advice.
Learn to love the ‘bad’
We don’t get to choose what happens to us in life. But we can always choose how we feel about it and how we react to it. Losing your job becomes the chance to re-invent your career, a break-up is the chance to re-discover your independence. Think of any obstacle as an opportunity to move forward.
Channel Amelia Earhart
She was told the only way to become the first woman to fly across the Atlantic was by going on a male chaperoned flight, during which she wouldn’t do any flying, wouldn’t be paid and could very likely die. Instead of turning her nose up, she said yes! Instead of worrying that the situation isn’t how you pictured it or that the conditions aren’t perfect, seize any opportunity and just say ‘Yes!’.

Text source: RED Magazine Image from Pinterest via dreamwalking.tumblr.com