Overcoming Obstacles

How to Overcome Obstacles

Challenges are what make us stronger. They are the things that help to define us.
How to Overcome Obstacles
Image credit: Shutterstock
Guest Writer
New York Times Bestselling Author, Entrepreneur, Coach
2 min read
This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes

I’ve had a huge number of people tell me they enjoyed my past solo rounds and that they wanted more of them. As a result, I wanted to make this episode about the five biggest obstacles I have overcome in my life.

I know you’ve gone through your own number of challenges, and you’re probably going through some right now. It might feel like life is just throwing you one thing after another -- oftentimes, it is.

Every time we overcome something there is always another thing that will come our way. However, I want you to know, it’s not a bad thing. These challenges are what make us stronger. They are the things that help to define us, and prepare us for a bigger and better life.

They don’t have to be giant immovable boulders that make it impossible to achieve what you want, unless you let them.

You can either choose to let them happen to you and become excuses, holding you down from what you want, or you can let them happen for you, and let them be a defining factor that makes you a better person who can contribute more to the world around you.

At any point when I was dealing with these obstacles, I could have let them keep me down. I could have thrown in the towel and accepted a life of mediocrity. But I didn’t.

Instead, I chose to power through them. I let my course in life change, and I’ve become so much happier than I ever could have if I had let myself become a victim of circumstance.

I know people have been through so much more than I have. In fact, you may have been through even worse things. But, for me, these were defining obstacles I had to overcome.

I wanted to share them with you and give you some inspiration. To let you know how I overcame these things, in hopes they can somehow help you overcome your own challenges, whether it’s now or in the future.

Listen this episode to learn about the five biggest obstacles I overcame, and how I did it,  on Episode 640.

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher RadioGoogle Play or TuneIn.

More from Entrepreneur

Grow Your Business at Entrepreneur LIVE! Join us on Nov. 16 in Brooklyn, NY, to learn from legends like Danica Patrick and Maria Sharapova, pitch our editors, meet with investors, and potentially walk away with funding!
Register here

One-on-one online sessions with our experts can help you start a business, grow your business, build your brand, fundraise and more.
Book Your Session

Whether you are launching or growing a business, we have all the business tools you need to take your business to the next level, in one place.
Enroll Now

Latest on Entrepreneur

My Queue

There are no Videos in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any video to save to your queue.

There are no Articles in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any article to save to your queue.

There are no Podcasts in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any podcast episode to save to your queue.

You're not following any authors.

Click the Follow button on any author page to keep up with the latest content from your favorite authors.