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Obstacles that put your Dreams on Halt

When I was a young boy my dad always instilled the idea in me to dream big. I had a higher vision for myself and constantly saw myself reaching for the stars. Throughout my life this trait has carried me through an endless number of obstacles that I have faced.

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But in life we often get caught up in the many obstacles that are thrown at us along our paths to achieving success. We diverge from the path that we were destined to live because we are too intertwined in life’s many distractions. There are a multitude of life’s obstacles that will knock us off of our paths. It could be friends, girls, alcohol, drugs, or even laziness. But whatever the problem is, stay locked in on what you want and don’t allow yourself to get caught up in such minor obtrusions as these.

What many people seem to forget, however, is that it is never too late to do a great thing and be a great person and simply dream big. Many of us have dreams but never choose to act on it, why do we do that?

The reason could be due to many things in your life but here are some of the biggest reasons for these letdowns:


Lack of Faith

In life you will come across things that seem nearly impossible to do. Many people will look at a challenge, see how much work is required and they suddenly believe it’s not possible. The reason for this is they don’t believe that they have the power to do it. They accept the fact that they cannot achieve it and they give up.

Well no one ever said it was going to be easy. Those who are successful in this world didn’t get there by chance. These people had to put in the time, the effort and most importantly


You can have everything you want in the world at your disposal to help you reach your dreams, but until you believe in yourself and believe that it can happen you will fall short every time. The vast majority of people you meet in your life will tell you something isn’t going to work out because they don’t think it’s possible.

Well I’m here to tell you that it is more than possible, but ONLY IF YOU BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.

There are many accounts of people who have basically been given a death wish. They are to live only a few short months due to deteriorating health.

But somehow these people end up living for another 2 or 3 years!! INCREDIBLE!!

Is it because the doctor was wrong? Not necessarily… Those people may have only had a body healthy enough to live those short few months as far as a common human being is concerned. But some choose to not believe in these limitations and go out and make their lives full of purpose and meaning.

They use the power of determination to will themselves better.

Because they had faith that they would make it through the pain and sickness and they made a CHOICE to live, rather than give up and die, they were able to outlive their expected time of death.




Fear is the biggest reason people do not achieve their dreams. Fear of what you ask? There are many types of fear that will keep you from succeeding if you let it. FDR said it best, “The only thing to fear is fear itself.”

We often get caught up in the illusion that if we take a chance on something and fail then we are failures. So we pull back and decide to take an easier route. Instead of working to make our dreams a reality, we settle.We settle down, get comfortable and continue living like this for the rest of our lives.

Fear can stem from many things and the biggest reasons are fear of failure, success, ridicule and fear of the unknown.

Marian Anderson said,

“Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman.”

Find out what your fear is and develop ways to overcome it. Start intentionally doing things that help you to overcome these fears.

If it is taking a leadership role at work or for a club, for instance, apply for it even if you are afraid because the worst thing that could happen is you fail and then you move on to the next opportunity. But most importantly, you learn from these experiences.

Learn from each experience and use the lessons from each failure to help you grow. Soon you will become confident enough to where you don’t even have to think about it anymore, you just do it.


No Motivation

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In order to live the life that you want to live. you have to be willing to get up and do something. You have to be willing to put forth the time and effort if you want to achieve your dreams.

To manifest the life that you want requires you to act and not just talk about your dreams.

Stop complaining about your life, or the plans you have and just get up and do the damn thing. If no action is taken then nothing will ever get done. If you are struggling with this find something to help motivate you, whether it be a friend, a trainer, a family member, a motivational video on YouTube, or whatever it is that would work best for you.

When you become motivated to do something then you will learn to not accept failure. You will learn that failing does not mean you are a failure, and you will push forward regardless of the obstacles in your way.

No matter who you are or what you do in life, there will always be people that will tell you that you can’t do something or that something isn’t possible just because they don’t think THEY can do it. If you listen to what people tell you and allow them to influence your life, you will never be truly happy. Find what it is you want, then go out and get it. Don’t allow anyone or anything to stand in your way!!


This is one of my favorite motivational videos to watch when I feel I have lost my way and I am becoming too overwhelmed from the obstacles of life.


What are some things you have experienced that set you back? What are some things that have helped move you forward in life? Comment and let us know what your life experiences has taught you.


May infinite light shine upon you, revealing your path to eternal bliss. Remember, all the answers we seek are only found inside of us, so don’t be afraid to go within. Love and unity to you all <3

Namaste my friends
-Cody Mann

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