Being a woman in this world is tough; there’s so much pressure out there. With the constant change in trends and drastically more expectations placed on women, it can honestly feel next to impossible to even thrive with all of this stress. But at the end of the day, you know you’re strong, you’ve been dealing with unrealistic expectations for years, you’ve been dealing with all of these changes that the world has been throwing at you for years. But sometimes, some obstacles are just too difficult to manage. They almost feel impossible to climb over.
While it’s true some in the world are challenging, at the end of the day, in order to get to where you want to be, whether it be your personal life or professional life, you know you’re going to have to do it. So, what can you do to keep your chin held up high? How can you shed what’s holding you back? What can you do to keep on pushing? Well, here’s exactly what you need to know.
Try to Take Small Steps
The first thing to remember is that you cannot control how an obstacle plays out, but you can control what you do about it. Your mindset plays a critical role in your ability to overcome any challenge. It’s important to take small steps when trying to gain momentum during a challenging period. This will help you feel like you’re making progress and can give you the confidence to keep pushing forward. While it sounds generic, it’s honestly slow and steady that wins the race.
Try to Fight Out Any Negativity
Honestly, when you’re dealing with any sort of challenge, one of the hardest things to do is not to be negative. Honestly, it feels next to impossible if you think about it. Even if it’s things in your personal life like drug rehab, death, financial issues, or anything else, these are all tough, overwhelmingly tough, and dealing with any of these in any way, shape, or form feels like rock bottom.
But you need to remember that negativity is only going to make everything drastically worse. Honestly, one of the biggest battles is, hands-down negativity. Negative thoughts lead to stress, which can cause anyone to act irrationally. It’s important to try to avoid negative thoughts by identifying and addressing them as they come up. You might want to consider therapy, journalling, exercising, or some other outlet.
Try to Not Give Up No Matter How Tough Things Get
There’s that quote (and that song) where “if the tough gets going, the tough get going,” or even that one about rolling with the punches. Bad things happen to everyone, and extremely challenging obstacles happen to everyone every once in a while. But you need to be resilient, you have to be just as tough, and eventually, these obstacles will go away. If you give up, you will regret it for the rest of your life. Obstacles were meant to be overcome, so whatever it is you’re facing, your career or personal life, don’t give up.
Don’t Worry Too Much About the Future
Worrying about the future can rob you of the joys of today and keep you from taking action on what’s in front of you. It can also fuel negative thoughts and create a self-fulfilling prophecy. Try to focus on what you have control over and accept those things you can’t change.
You Need to Be Patient
Can it be way too hard to stay positive? Absolutely, it can be; it can even feel next to impossible too. But when it comes to any struggle, any trial, what’s going to get you through it is patience. It’s also a willingness to work extraordinarily hard to get past obstacles to achieve your purpose. It’s important to recognise where you lean on the patience scale. Are you impulsive and need immediate gratification, or are you slow and overly cautious? This will help you determine how to act. As stated earlier, you’ll need to take small steps, go about things slowly when overcoming an obstacle, and this does mean staying patient too.
Do You Know Your “Why”?
Having a clear and compelling “Why” can help you stay motivated and overcome any obstacle. It serves as a guide for all your goals, decisions, and actions. Identify your “Why” by asking yourself questions that focus on your core values and motivations. This may take a while, but it is worth the effort. So, why do you want to do this? Why do you want to overcome this? Why is this even an obstacle?