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How did you overcome the hard obstacles?

My name is Kemuari Simmon I am in the 9th grade now I was a salutatorian at my old school and when I grow up I want to be a pediatrician. #pediatrician #healthcare #pediatrics #medicine #doctor

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Melina’s Answer

Hi Kemuari.

The way I have overcome difficult times or obstacles in my way (and believe me everyone has them) is, I kept thinking about the end result, what I wanted to achieve. I kept my eye on the prize, as they say. It also helped me to believe that with hard work and dedication I would get there sooner or later. If a road doesn’t lead you to where you want to go, find another one that does. Keep at it.
Becoming a pediatrician will have challenging moments but keep working on it and keep finding a way. It is a very rewarding profession.
Best of luck
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Greg’s Answer

The first thing to remember about difficult obstacles is that EVERYONE has had them. Even the most successful and famous people. So you are not alone in this.
When confronted with an obstacle, don’t just focus on the end result. Break down the path to the final result into smaller steps. Then tackle each of these steps one by one before moving on to the next step. This way you make progress in smaller more manageable steps to the final result. And don't be too hard on yourself. Difficult Obstacles take time to overcome. Stay focused on the final result but work each step to get there.
Don’t be afraid to use your resources. Specifically look for people who have done something similar. People love to share their successes. Ask a few open ended questions and then listen to their advice. Even (or especially) if you might not agree with the comments. Listen and consider how you might make it work for you with your particular obstacle.
Listening will be very important as a Pediatrician. It is important for you to practice the skill of listening often. Good luck and best wishes.
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Lindy’s Answer

Hi Kemuari - it is a great question and the previous respondents offer solid advice.

Encountering obstacles in your life will be a consistent part of your life, especially if you put yourself in situations where you are challenged - which often happens when we push ourselves to learn and do new things! I'd recommend reframing the 'obstacle' and situation. Ask yourself these questions and be honest with the answers -- Why so do you consider the obstacle and obstacle? What can you learn from the situation? Are there people or resources that can help you overcome the challenge?

When I've confronted obstacles in my life, I've found asking these questions and talking out the situation with a trusted friend or family member often helps. Be patient and kind to yourself as you navigate these challenges. Often is it HOW we handle a situation which then helps us learn new things, develop new behaviors, etc.

All the best,
lindy
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