The School of Greatness by Lewis Howes: How to Overcome Obstacles

The greatest people are made by the greatest challenges.

I’ve had a huge number of people tell me they enjoyed my past solo rounds and that they wanted more of them.

As a result, I wanted to make this episode for you about the 5 biggest obstacles I have overcome in my life.

I know you’ve gone through your own number of challenges, and you’re probably going through some right now.

It probably feels to you like life is just throwing you one thing after another – and it is.

Every time we overcome something there is always another thing that will come into our path and feel like it’s holding us down.

I want you to know, it’s not a bad thing.

“This is happening for a reason. What is that reason?”

These challenges are what make us stronger. They are the things that help to define us, and prepare us for a bigger and better life.

They don’t have to be giant immovable boulders that make it impossible to achieve what you want, unless you let them.

You can either choose to let them happen to you and become excuses, holding you down from what you want, or you can let them happen for you, and let them be a defining factor that makes you a better person who can contribute more to the world around you.

At any point when I was dealing with these obstacles, I could have let them keep me down. I could have thrown in the towel and accepted a life of mediocrity.

But I didn’t.

Instead, I chose to power through them. I let my course in life change, and I’ve become so much happier than I ever could have if I had let myself become a victim of circumstance.

I know people have been through so much more than I have. In fact, you may have been through even worse things. But, for me, these were defining obstacles I had to overcome.

I wanted to share them with you to give you some inspiration. To let you know how I overcame these things, in hopes they can somehow help you overcome your own challenges, whether it’s now, or in the future.

Listen this episode below to learn about the 5 biggest obstacles I overcame, and how I did it.

“Give yourself permission to move toward your dreams.” 

In This Episode, You Will Learn:
  • The 5 Obstacles I have overcome to create greatness (02:45)
  • How dyslexia affected my life (7:28)
  • How my mother supported me in school (9:48)
  • Dealing with my parent’s divorce when I was younger (12:10)
  • What it was like for my brother to go to prison (16:24)
  • When I really fell in love with my family (19:04)
  • How I lost my dreams (21:31)
  • What I did to get out of my rut (23:14)
  • How my mother helped my dreams (25:14)
  • My childhood sexual abuse (28:17)
  • What it takes to overcome the past (31:03)
  • What makes the greatest people in the world (34:27)
  • Plus much more…

View original post here.

Visit Lewis’ website here and subscribe to his Podcast here.

Lewis Howes The Teen MentorAbout the Author: Lewis HOWES, Bi-Weekly Mentor, is a New York Times Bestselling author of the hit book, The School of Greatness and The Mask of Masculinity. He is a lifestyle entrepreneur, high performance business coach and keynote speaker. A former professional football player and two-sport All-American, he is a current USA Men’s National Handball Team athlete. He hosts a top 100 iTunes ranked Apple podcast, The School of Greatness, which has over 60 million downloads and 650 episodes since it launched in 2013. Lewis was recognized by The White House and President Obama as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs in the country under 30. Details Magazine called him one of “5 Internet Gurus That can Make You Rich.” Read More…

Subscribe to The Teen Mentor and receive real life wisdom straight to your inbox.