Coach Thought of the Week: Obstacles

Coral Gables Counseling Center - Sunday, July 24, 2022
By Emy Fernandez, MBA, Life Coach

Life is life.

There will be projects we work on that go smoothly to completion.

And there will be projects we work on where we continue hitting obstacles along the way, making them hard to complete.

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So, we change our actions.  We try different things repeatedly, hoping something hits and we can move forward.

We double up on the time we spend on the project, thinking working more will allow us to move forward.

We ask others for their opinion thinking somebody else will be able to help us move forward.

And each time – we find ourselves stuck…

The solution is not to move from action to action.

The solution is to check our thoughts and feelings about the project.

Our thoughts drive our feelings.
Our feelings drive our actions.
And our actions drive our results.

Not the other way around.

So if our thought is “I’ll never get this project done.” And our feeling around this thought is frustration, the actions that we take from this thought and feeling will not inspire us to move forward.

Therefore, we won’t see the results we want.

We will not be inspired to find an alternate solution to the problem.

We will not be inspired to move around the obstacle.

If you are stuck on a project, pause, and consider the thoughts driving your results before changing the actions. Do they inspire you to move around or through the obstacle?  If not, how can you think differently so you can create a feeling of motivation that will drive the actions you need to take to complete the project.

This will kickstart your project to completion.

P.S. Do you have obstacles keeping you from moving forward and taking action? Are you looking for a change? Do you want someone to guide you through your journey instead of DIYing it? Join me and get started. Learn how thinking differently creates different results. Reach out to schedule a consult and learn how we can work together. Contact info: (office) 305-445-0477, (cell) 786-623-8344, or