Vince Lombardi Jr. talks about his father’s motivation in the best-selling book he co-authored with his father, Vince Lombardi Sr., What It Takes to Be #1. The younger author compared enthusiasm to “the tide in an ocean with a strong force to sweep obstacles away.” As we think about little and large goals we might want to achieve, wouldn’t it be great to have something as powerful as an ocean tide come through and sweep away the barriers that block our route to success?
Likely, it’s easier to identify obstacles than it is to find ways to overcome them. Here are some common obstacles that I have encountered and that others have shared with me that prevent reaching goals:
The list goes on. Affirmations can be used to bring about more consistent enthusiasm and help sweep away obstacles, similar to the enthusiasm Lombardi describes.
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