T.K. Coleman shares why your obstacles are not holding you back.
Episode 1555: Your Obstacles Are Not Holding You Back by TK Coleman on How To Find Motivation for Continuous Improvement
T.K. Coleman is the Co-Founder & Education Director of Praxis. He is a prolific writer and speaker with a singular mission: to awaken people to their own creative power. Sounds cheesy, but TK listens to Christmas music year-round, so he's used to being called cheesy and it doesn't bother him in the least. Learn more about him at TKColeman.com.
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Optimal living daily. This is optimal living gaily episode, fifteen fifty five. Your obstacles are not holding you back, but he gave all men of tea came home and our com and adjust them all your very own, personal narrator. Today and every day,
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Your obstacles are not holding you back, but he came home and of ticket comment. I come commonsense wisdom. Obstacles are what hold us back from extraordinary achievement. This seems to be fairly self evident if he found a person who fail to achieve their goals have also found a person who fail to overcome an obstacle of some kind so makes perfect sense to say, obstacles are what holds us back by things. A little more tricky than that our greatest enemy,
isn't the obstacle is the ordinary obstacles are inspiring. They forces to react with resilience and urgency we made
you're good when we have them, but we tend to be at our best when they fire us under our seas. The list,
your brain, loves obstacles, the reactive self, gets his whole sense of purpose from obstacles. Obstacles motivate us to be productive and creative with
us having to change our overall world view case in point, the matter
that things are going well at your job, then one day your boss says I need more results from you. Your recent performance has been unsatisfactory. In fact,
If you don't double your outcomes by the end of this month, will you not a terminator position, or would you feel if you heard those words being spoken to you Bobby a little sad or angry or resentful? More scared, the load you act
we do. The odds are high, that you do one of the following two things. Regardless of how upset you felt one, you would find it
W outcomes in order to save your job or two you would
use your anger or fear to motivate you to look for a job. That's a better fit for your working style, either way you would increase your productivity or creativity, as most people tend to deal when faced with a crisis. Contrary to
european. I don't think we fail because were bad are reacting to obstacles. I think we fail because we're too good a reacting to obstacles if you only focus on
People feel when they face obstacles. You'll think people are bad at dealing with challenges. If you watch what people do, however, you realize that were usually our best.
These times. Hang on, though this isn't a typical motivational rant about highly appreciate your obstacles because of their ability to make you a better person. This is an invitation to make a shift
the reactive orientation to the creative
orientation. You make that shift,
We realise that your real enemy isn't your belief that you're surrounded by obstacles, but but it's your belief that are surrounded by ordinary nests.
When you look around you, what do you see? You see three things: opportunities, obstacles and ordinary US
That is easy situations that look promising. You see situations
a challenging and he sees it,
since that look neutral. The third category, however, is an illusion. Nothing is neutral, nothing as ordinary, and this is the secret that extraordinary achievers have figured out. Ordinary situations are just opportunities,
people haven't learn to see. Almost people live in the reactive orientation were hard work and productivity are driven by fear. Innovators, living the creative orientation were hard work and productivity are driven by an uncommon sense of possibility. Innovation is tricky because we have to see opportunities without the assistance of obstacles. The average person show
to work goes through their routine and only ramps things up when they have something to react to, namely men obstacle. The innovator shows up to working goes through their routine.
But they also study their environment and search for some opportunity that everyone else mistakes for an hour.
Mary thing. I want to challenge the student make fifty dollars in a week at first. She thought this would be an impossible task after our Skype session, however, should start to look around her
four things she could sell. She immediately recognise several items that weren't even very useful to her, but that might sell on Ebay. It worked. She made me a hundred dollars. How did you do it.
She overcame the ordinary chosen motivated by crisis. She is motivated by the desire to see deeply
she's motivated by a vision of what she wanted and for the first time she saw past the illusion of
Today things and she converted the commonplace into capital. We can all do this. The best part is that we all have plenty of material to work.
With everyone doesn't have lots of money. Everyone doesn't have
Huge network everyone doesn't have
funny. Guy looks charm or whatever the world says you're supposed to have
but everyone has plenty of circumstance.
In conditions that they regard as ordinary. If ever read this,
sorry about the acres of diamonds are a few different versions, but the gist is this: a man hears reports about diamonds being discovered in Palestine in Europe he sells his farm, so you can go chase after diamonds to he searches and searches.
No avail. Meanwhile, the guy requires the farm size. Do some digging. He finds diamonds on the farm, ain't that a kick in the hurt, the poor.
armor would have been rich beyond his wildest dreams. Hetty only did a little digging in his own back yard. He wasn't defeated by his obstacles. He was defeated by the ordinary. He was overcome by his failure to see
eat a truly see what was already there
in the usual suspects, the character verbal says, the greater the devil ever played was to convince the world. He didn't exist.
Ordinary experiences are the devil undisguised lawyer,
fighting or obstacles entreating your challenges as if they are the main thing, the real devil. Does anyone
your life is the spectre of ordinary us. If
dig a little deeper. I won't go easy
that's because I'm a little tired of people treated the good things in life as if their easy, if you dig a lot deeper you'll find underestimated. Town
once and things that are waiting to be transformed into treasures. Do you have obstacles that seem to hold you back stepped back for a moment realised that obstacles only appear to be big. We're options appear to be small. You're. Real problem is not what you can see is what you don't see. Your real problem is in the mountain. That's in front of your face is the gold mine? That's right under your nose. Stop
coming your problems and start obsessing over your possibilities. Is I've tried so hard to eliminate obstacles? Try harder to eliminate the perceptual experience of seeing ordinary objects
Mary people and ordinary moments. Whenever you observe the world around you in the beauty of nature,
in the wonders of the world we live in John Lubbock wrote quote what we do see:
depends mainly on what we look for the same view.
The farmer will notice the crop de geologists, the fossils botanist, the flowers artists, the coloring for men, the cover for the game,
though, we may all look the same things, because not all follow that we should see them. End quote: take note of our Lubbock. Do not appeal to mystical powers and possibilities.
The superior ability to see what others mistook for mere ordinary ness was the direct result of people's dedication to investigating their surroundings at a level of detail that others disregard this. What education is really about
To learn is to initiate yourself into the world of the possible by meticulously cultivating novel insights, fresh perspire
does and on commercial ways of looking man listening crack open those ordinary books, you're taking for granted converse with those ordinary people you're taking for granted. Ask those ordinary questions here, too,
for granted I've done those ordinary ideas, you're taking for granted sharp in those ordinary skills you're taking for granted deeply explore all the ordinary elm is in your life, your taking for granted, lift the veil and see the world for what it truly is a place that continues to remind us over and over again
the next big thing is most likely to stem from a special way of seeing something the seams
Also on the surface.
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