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I know you really want to succeed in  life, and right now you seek to overcome obstacles that are trying to stop you, and that’s why you are here.

You can overcome any obstacle in your life if you can apply what you will learn from this article.

Life is full of challenges that are meant to make us stronger and better.

For instance, poverty is an obstacle in life but can be converted into a motivation. This is what I called the sweet side of poverty

You and I know that Obstacles are inevitable in life, which means that we must conquer them if we must succeed.

Let’s get down to consider 8 powerful ways you can overcome obstacles in life.

You can start with number 8 which is the most important of all.

So let’s kick off with number one

1. Expect And Prepare For Obstacles Before They Arise 

Expect to encounter obstacles in life because they are inevitable.overcome obstacles

If yourbusiness , career, or marriage meet an obstacle by sudden, it can prove fatal if you have not sustained the mental capacity to tackle it.

Expecting obstacles in your life makes you prepare afore time in order to overcome them.

If you want to cut down a tree in 7 days, use 6 days to sharpen your axe, in the seventh day, you will hit that tree once and it will fall.

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So, always expect obstacles and challenges as you also prepare to overcome them.

2. Always Review Your Goals when Faced With Obstacles 

” Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your mind off your goal “—Henry Ford

Whenever you face challenges, review your goals to avoid being discouraged.

Reviewing your goals will motivate and make you focus on your goals and take your mind off your obstacles.

3. Approach Obstacles Positively 

Your attitude towards your obstacles has an important role to play as you seek to overcome them.

You have to accept challenges as part of your success process.

Remember, challenges and obstacles provide opportunities for personal growth and development.

Therefore, you have to approach every challenge in your life with a view that it will make you a better person after you must have overcome it.

4. Develop Your  Mental Ability Everyday 

“You have to move to level 2 in order to solve a level 1 problem “—Albert Einstein

One of the best ways to overcome obstacles is to develop everyday as a person.


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Most challenges arise to test our commitments to life and our abilities to solve problems.

There is no end to learning and no limit to knowledge. Improve your mental ability everyday by reading books,attending seminars, listening to podcasts and audios.

Please note that you have to focus on improving in areas that pertains to your career, relationships, business, finance, job or profession because most challenges arise from these areas.

Suggested : How To Increase Your Personal Productivity Through Mental Flexibility

5. Do Not Quit 

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s only that I stay with problems longer “—Albert Einstein


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Obstacles are problems we must overcome by solving them.

Every problem has a solution and you will overcome obstacles if you can just stay longer trying different ways of tackling them.

If the problem requires trying one thing over and over, keep trying and never quit.Charlie Chaplin, in his movie “the circus ” tried more than 700 times before perfected in a role he played in a particular scene.

6. Share Your Challenges With Others 

A problem shared is half–solved. Share your problems with a second or third party in order to get ideas and opinions that can help you out.


Never confront all your obstacles alone because it may take longer time for you to overcome obstacles alone   and sometimes leads to failure.

Always ask questions consult experts for professional guide lines.

Whatever challenges or obstacles you are experiencing, others have passed through the same experience and overcame.

All you need to do is to find out what they did and learn from their experiences.

7. Break down or Split Your Tasks 

You may be asking why I included this, but I am sure that this is one of the ways to avoid obstacles.

Performing too many tasks than you can handle at a time or in a day can stand as a barricade to your success in life.

It is better to pursue one goal in a day and achieve it than purse three goals and achieve only one, it can be frustrating.

The challenge you are facing right now may be as a result of your efforts to achieve your goals without the right method.

Split up your task and take it bit by bit.


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Split a 2 hours task into four sections, that is, rest after 30 minutes of work before you continue for another 30 minutes. This do until you complete the task.

This will make you work effectively and efficiently and reduce fatigue.

8. Draw Upon That Higher Power

You did not come to this planet on your own. You never asked to exist, yet you find yourself in existence.

The spiritual controls the physical and the physical does not exist without the spiritual.

There is an invisible but existing higher power that you can always draw upon. That higher power will help you build the capacity to overcome obstacles in life.

How can you draw from that higher power?

#1 Through prayer : Always start and end your day with prayers. Commit your challenges and obstacles in God’s hands and he will help you.

#2 Study the Bible : The bible is the most inspirational book in the world. Many people have overcome obstacles just by reading and believing the bible.

Memorize and recite a verse of the scripture everyday before you confront your obstacles or start your day.

Philippians 4:13 says  “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me”

You can recite the above verse 3 times everyday. Say to yourself “I can overcome obstacles through Christ which strengthens me”

This is very powerful that it can yield amazing results you can not imagine if you practice it.

It is working for me and I am sure it will work for you too.

Now take a piece of paper and write down all your life challenges. Every day review them and recite Philippians 4:13 over and over again before you start your day.

You will find out that solutions will be provided to those challenges. Don’t forget to also try some of the other ways mentioned above.

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I know you have learned atleast one or two things from this article.

Anything you have learned can help you overcome obstacles in life. All you need to do is to take immediate action by applying what you have learned.

Are there other ways I can overcome obstacles you want me to know?

Please share this with your friends.





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Oscar Nelson

I am Oscar Nelson, a chemical engineering technologist by profession and a passionate blogger. I live in the eastern part of Nigeria. I love motivational books and videos and I enjoy teaching people how to be successful in life. I started this blog as a result of the passion and drive I have for success and the resentment I have for poverty and mediocrity.SUCCESS is a mindset. To be successful in life, you have to first of all program your mind for success. Poverty is my motivation!

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