Learning New Skills To Overcome Obstacles
Many people have had to overcome great adversity in order to accomplish their goals. In fact, even the world’s greats have often had to struggle against great odds to achieve their success. Ben Franklin had to leave school at age 10 because his family was too poor for him to continue. Franklin D. Roosevelt lost the use of both legs due to polio, before going on to become president. Walt Disney had attention deficit disorder. Helen Keller became blind and deaf at the age of eighteen months, to say nothing of actor Jim Carrey, who struggled with dyslexia and homelessness during part of his childhood. As a young adult, he wrote himself a check for $10 million for “acting services rendered,” and post-dated it to ten years in the future. He kept it in his wallet, and each time he saw it there it would help him to visualize his goal of one day becoming a successful actor.
Without the terrific challenges they faced, these famous people may not have gone on to accomplish the great things they did. On the positive side is the fact that for every obstacle they overcame, they learned a new skill, strategy, mindset, new perspective or approach. Learning is part and parcel of the pathway to success and overcoming obstacles.
Here are some steps towards learning that new skill that will get you that much closer to your goal:
- Identify the next specific skill you need. The first thing to identify is the specific skill or set of skills you actually need in order to reach your goals. A concert pianist did not become great without overcoming challenges by building new skills, every step of the way. From scales and arpeggios to semi-quavers and demi-semiquavers notes, each new skill had to be mastered before moving on to the next.
- Educate yourself. In a word, take a course. There are plenty of online courses these days (such as Tony Myers online Yoga Nidra course), and many of them are very inexpensive. You can study from the comfort of your own home whilst getting that much nearer to your desired outcome.
- Use the SMART method. Think, “Is it smart, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely? This can help you set achievable goals. Track your progress and make adjustments along the way, as you need to.
- Create an action plan. Split your learning goals into small, manageable steps. Then go one step at a time.
- Stay Motivated. Reward yourself for each milestone you reach. Celebrate your successes!
- Practise Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra is a method designed to help you manifest your goals by reprogramming the brain and the subconscious to act in ways that bring about your desired result.
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