Today I want to talk about overcoming the big hurdles. The answer may not be as hard as you think.
I had one of the members of Surging Forward Freddy email me this week and proceeded to tell me that every time he tries get ahead something always happens. He is having issues with his truck. His job has him working further from his home than usual. It seems like a constant struggle to simply stay ahead. He is almost at the point of burnout. The email came at an interesting time as I too seemed to be having a lot of issues going on the past few weeks. Working way too many hours, computer issues and endless hours troubleshooting as to why a windows update had caused my computer to be in an endless loop. Though I did not really know how I could help Freddy as I myself was feeling the same but for very different reasons I set up a phone call with him. He shared with me about how it seemed things were going well and all of the sudden everything hit at one time. How do I get over this hurdle. Well as I spoke with him it came to me that we all have hurdles of one thing or another that comes into our lives that seem to sabotage the success that we are having at a certain time in our lives. Why does it seem that things break or brick wall come up just when we are at a point of having a what I call a wow moment in our lives. Yes those hurdles seem to pop up and you just want to quit because there is no way for you to win or achieve your goal. I also reminded Freddy that life happens and there are many things that happen in our lives that we have no control over. For example those of us that work in the trades have no control usually of where we work or how far from home that the work may take us. Not many of us want them building large construction projects in our back yard? Sometimes that travel can even be in another state. We also have no control over the weather which is why many times we all have had to work in the extreme cold or the extreme hot. Many times we don’t have the time or make the time to maintain our trucks or cars due to the many hours that we work, so what happens something breaks down and you may end of stranded. I have been there funny how it seems to happen in the middle of nowhere and not near a repair shop. Even when my computer is causeing issues right near the most busy time of year for me when I don’t have the time to deal with it. Why do these things happen? What curse is upon me that want to stop me from succeeding. Freddy actually asked me this. My friends as I share my response to you I want you to know that we all go through tough times and many times it is the small things that start the bricks one by one that begin to build that wall that we have to get over. After listening to Freddy and thinking of all the things going on with me at the same time. I responded with advice for him as well as myself. There is nothing hindering you it is simply life. You simply have to step back a bit and look at the issue and find a solution. Just because you cannot get over that hurdle/wall right this moment does not mean I cannot find a solution to the problem and that push over it again. While it is so easy to get into the poor old me attitude, before you do that think about all of those around you that either depend on you or believe in you. That is where we really have to say I will Keep Surging Forward and I will find a solution to the issue at hand. This is what makes you stronger and able to handle the issues of tomorrow. Freddy got back to me and said that he solved one of the issues he is carpooling with a friend and they talk about electrical code so this person is helping him learn the code to so he can pass his test for his electrical license. Funny how it can work out like that. What are your hurdles in life we all have them. Take a step back and find a solution. Life is going to happen we cannot solve everything but pursue and solve the ones you can.
Until next week keep Surging Forward.
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