What is ROB-bing You?

by Elisabeth Samson-Lee - Date: 2007-05-21 - Word Count: 514 Share This!

As we navigate our way through life, there are times when we run into things that can slow us down or even derail us. Because these things are inevitable, it is important that we know how to recognize and handle them when (not IF) they appear.

Do you know what's ROB-bing you as you travel down your path to the life that you want?

1. ROADBLOCK. When a roadblock appears, it may be expected or (more often) unexpected, large or small. A roadblock brings with it a slow-down or temporary stop, though you know you will be on the road again soon. Consider it a "detour" of sorts. It is usually something that happens outside of you . . . then can have a ripple effect in your life, depending on how you handle it. The important thing to realize is that it is up to you how you perceive it . . . you can either get mad and blame or accept it and move on. The decision is yours.

The good news is that there is usually somebody there to direct you around a roadblock. Take advantage of this guidance and you will be back on the road again soon!

2. OBSTACLES. Obstacles are things that show up in your path and are more of an inconvenience than anything else. They usually come when you have expectations that are not being met. (There will be more on expectations in a future newsletter . . . that's a whole topic in itself!)

There are decisions to be made when obstacles appear. Are they real or perceived? True or false? That is up to you. When obstacles appear, you have the choice to step over or go around them. The important thing is that you know where you are going . . . and stay the course!

3. BARRICADES. These can stop you dead in your tracks. You cannot easily get around them, through them or even see around them because there is a certain level of resistance attached. Barricades require much effort and commitment to get through. They can only be broken down one piece (or one decision) at a time. When a barricade shows up, support is necessary or you stay stuck . . . whether it be in your life story, a draining relationship, or a job that doesn't satisfy you.

Oftentimes, when there is a willingness to do the work necessary, barricades are where the magic happens.

Whether it's a Roadblock, an Obstacle or a Barricade you run into . . . please remember they are all part of life. It's just a matter of degree in how they show up. Once you recognize them, you have the ability to see them for what they are . . . and realize that you don't have to be a victim of circumstances . . . you can make the decision to meet it head on. Don't let them R.O.B. you of your momentum and joy.

You are NEVER alone. Help and support are only a phone call or email away! The Decision Diva is here to help you build the life you want, one decision at a time . . . Roadblocks, Obstacles, Barricades and all! They can't R.O.B. you when you stay ahead of the game.

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Elisabeth Samson-Lee, "The Decision Diva" is a Decision Coach, Motivator & Accountability Partner. We break it down and build the life you want, one decision at a time. Sign up for our FREE ezine, The Decision Diva Digest and receive weekly no-nonsense and easy-to-apply tips and articles that you can begin using in your life today. Visit http://www.thedecisiondiva.com for more information or call 651-351-0795 (toll-free: 800-483-2651). Our lives are a reflection of the decisions that we make. Make a powerful decision in the right direction now and join the Decision Diva Community. You will be very happy you did.

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