How to Eliminate Your Roadblocks

Jennifer Bonn
3 min readFeb 27, 2022

We all want to live life fully, but sometimes life or ourselves puts up roadblocks to keep us from doing that. The first thing we need to do is realize what those roadblocks are, and then we need a plan to burst through them and experience the life we deserve. Here are a few of life’s roadblocks and some suggestions to eliminate them in case they sound like they are the obstacles in your life.

Toxic relationships

I have spent so much energy on relationships that were not healthy for me. A toxic relationship can steal your energy, crush your self-esteem, and play havoc with your mental health. It is even worse if the toxic person is a family member. Sometimes you need to hear the right words to release you from the emotional hurt that these relationships can cause. I found these words on a Facebook post attributed to what Anthony Hopkins had said. He said, “Let go of the people who are not prepared to love you. Stop showing up for people who have no interest in your presence. It doesn’t mean you ruined the relationship; it means the only thing holding it back was the energy that only you gave to keep it. It’s wanting to give a chance to those who don’t deserve it. You are not responsible for saving anyone. You are not responsible for convincing them to improve. It’s not your work to exist for people and give your life to them. Decide that you deserve true friendship, commitment, true and complete love with healthy and prosperous people.” When I read these words, it gave me a sense of peace that I had needed for a long time. I have been trying to improve a relationship with a family member, but the efforts have all come from me with only hurtful words from the family member. These words on Facebook convinced me that I have to let it go.

Fear of failure

Although failure is never fun, it is usually a great chance to learn. Fear is a dream killer, so don’t let it hold you back from doing what you want to do. If you do not succeed the first time you do something, keep trying. It doesn’t matter how many times you are knocked down as long as you keep rising back up.

Lack of confidence

Lack of confidence paralyzes people from taking action. It feels safer to remain in your comfort zone, but if you do that you will not experience any growth and you won’t fully enjoy what you deserve to achieve. Force yourself to step out of your comfort zone and do something new.

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Jennifer Bonn

My specialties are education, running, parenting, and self-help. My book 101 Tips to Lighten Your Burden can be found on Amazon. My blogwww.jenniferswriting.org