Obstacles = Strength, Innovation & Growth

The Obstacles We Encounter Make Us Stronger And Create More Pathways To Innovation & Growth.

So why do obstacles feel, shall we say, so in the way? It’s your perception.

Our perception about obstacles can consume us, allowing us to focus on the obstruction until our energy is sucked into the problem. When this happens, our reaction to the obstacle slows innovation and growth. To overcome this challenge, we must focus first on our perception of the obstacle.

If seen in the right light, obstacles can uncover hidden possibilities and opportunities that we can use to our advantage.

Obstacles Can Be Expected Or Unexpected, But We Each Face Them.

We cannot avoid obstacles. Having an intentional process to practice when obstacles show up can more quickly reveal the hidden possibilities presented by obstacles.

How We Show Up When Obstacles Happen Determines How Well We Handle Obstacles.

In fact, even the act of facing an obstacle head on is a skill that’s developed by tapping into and controlling our perceptions, our process, our mindset, our will power and our actions.

We can all welcome obstacles as invitations to growth.

You Can Develop A Process To Respond To Obstacles With The Right Action.

Slow things down, and give yourself space to think separately from the emotions attached to the frustration of the obstacle. When you examine all angles, the pathways will begin to appear.

When Faced With An Obstacle, There Are Two Things We Can Control: Our Attitude & Our Approach.

We control how we respond to the obstacle. Knowing we are in control and practicing control when obstacles show up will help us see obstacles as invitations to create new possibilities and opportunities for innovation and growth.

Every Time You Face An Obstacle, You Grow Stronger.

In the face of adversity, there is tremendous possibility. So, smile when obstacles show up. Literally smile. Maybe even laugh at the obstacle, because you know it cannot defeat you. Instead, the obstacle will make you stronger. Something as simple as your facial expression and your mood can influence your perception, your thoughts and your words… all of which become your actions.

The Obstacles That Block Us Are Actually Giving Us Answers On Where To Go Next.

Continue to always welcome obstacles and challenges when they appear. The more obstacles you overcome, the more fortitude you develop to face the obstacles to come. And each obstacle that attempts to block you uncovers new pathways to exciting innovations and growth.

About the author

Fernando Borghese

Fernando Borghese is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Digital Media Solutions (DMS), the fastest growing independent agency focused on performance marketing. In this role, Fernando is responsible the day to day leadership and management of the company, encompassing all lines of business. He has a successful track record of building high-performing teams that that deliver measurable impact for Digital Media Solutions and its award-winning vertical-specific brands within highly complex and competitive industries. Under his leadership, DMS has achieved incredible year-over-year growth, which has earned recognition on the Inc. 5000 list in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.