3 Myths You MUST Stop Believing About Obstacles

Rodolfo De Angeli
3 min readFeb 1, 2021


When you start making changes in your life, the obstacles blocking that path will begin to rise. These obstacles can be intimidating, daunting, and discouraging. But it’s important to remember that to start the climb, you need to stop believing in the myths about obstacles.

There are many different beliefs around obstacles that are just simple myths. These myths need to be thrown out of the way so that you can get focused and start taking the steps towards becoming the artist of your life.

1. Obstacles are Bad
When you are actively trying to overcome your obstacles and challenges, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that obstacles and difficulties are harmful or something to be avoided. Actually, the opposite is true.

Obstacles are good. Challenges are good. They allow us to grow and fight for the things we want the most and what we believe in. Imagine you’re finding yourself in a place where you know that you must make a change in your life, yet you think that obstacles are bad. Well, in that case, it’s not going to be easy to push through the challenges that will come up along the way, and overcoming them will be difficult, if not impossible. You need to make your obstacles your best friend… or better, the teacher you never had.

When you reframe the mindset that obstacles are bad into something like obstacles are an opportunity to grow and learn, then you give yourself the chance to overcome them.

2. “If Something Is Worth Doing, It Would Have Already Been Done”
This story usually comes up when you are beginning to challenge your obstacles. It is easy to question why you should do something that someone else would have already done. I do this often too. I say, “Why would I talk about this? I’m sure someone else has spoken about this already…” But then I stop and remind myself that no one would have spoken about it as I would. And so, I carry on.

This negative mindset doesn’t consider that you bring your own unique views and values to the topic. If it is worth doing, then do it! Don’t get trapped in your head. If it has value to you and you’re passionate about it, it doesn’t matter if somebody already has done it. You’ll do it differently and in a way that has your unique flair.

3. “I Can’t Do This.”
Our last myth for this story is to stop believing that you can’t do something. This also includes the idea that you need x, y, and sometimes z to achieve something. Sure, obstacles and challenges can be difficult, that’s why they’re called obstacles, but it doesn’t mean that you cannot overcome them. Don’t get stuck in the analysis paralysis trap. See it, Feel it, Do it!!

Remember that you are ready and able to do the things you put your mind to. Sure, outside help can be helpful, but you have the power to overcome your obstacles and to start making changes and shifts now.

Remember, tomorrow never comes, and if you wait for better times, those will never come. The time is NOW! Time to step up and live your life according to who you are.

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Rodolfo De Angeli

Mentor, Shaman, Speaker - Aligning individuals to their purpose through holistic and transformative practices => https://www.rodolfodeangeli.com