Updated: May 31
Turn Barriers into Building Blocks!
Do you find yourself often unable to complete the things you want to do in life or the things that you want to achieve? Do you continually find yourself falling just a bit short of where you need to be or what you need to do? You may have barriers that are preventing you from succeeding for one reason or another. This is a problem that’s faced by many people today, and it’s one that can sometimes be difficult to understand. This is because there isn’t just a single barrier that is causing these problems.
Whether it is in your personal life or your professional life, you mustn’t let these barriers continue to cause you to stall out.
Most Common Types of Barriers
Different people will have different barriers with which they are struggling, and sometimes, they might not even realize that these barriers exist. They might merely be floundering and wondering why they aren’t getting anywhere. Below, are a few of the most common types of barriers and how you can effectively manage them.
Lack of Time
Regardless of how busy your day-to-day schedule is, you always have a choice to make time for the things that matter most to you. Your own personal health and wellness need to be one of your top priorities. You only need a small amount of time each day and you will be surprised at how easy it is to make the time, if you try.
One strategy to overcome this common barrier is to track you daily activities for one week. Write down things like the time you woke up, your total commute time to work/school, total amount of screen time, and the time you went to bed. At the end of the week, choose at least three 30-minute time slots that you can devote to your health and wellness activities. If you are finding it difficult to identify 30-minute time slots, start small by trying to find two 15-minute time slots instead. Over time you can work on building these into longer sessions to create a new daily routine.
When people fear something, they will likely not attempt to try it because of the chance of not succeeding. And for that reason, fearing failure is a barrier that stops many people from taking a first step in achieving their goals. Truth be told, failure is a preciou