Is it Possible to Conquer Life’s Roadblocks?

Life is always changing. Even if you are in the right place in life, roadblocks can occur, and it’s essential to ensure they don’t prevent you from moving forward. Though some of these roadblocks can seem immovable, it is possible to see your way over them.

Finding your passion, starting a family, and getting that perfect job are all things you might strive for in your new life. However, it’s crucial to know that they may not come easy. Becoming successful in life, whatever that may mean to you, is about overcoming the challenges put in your way. 

If you have overcome an addiction or are in the process of overcoming one, you may feel that you’re not ready for the challenges life may throw at you. This fear is widespread, and many go through it, even those not struggling with addiction. The most important thing you can realize is that you’ve taken the first step to recovery by getting sober, and that is significant. 

No Belief in Yourself

First and foremost, you need to believe that you can be successful and happy in your new life. Sure, you may have had some setbacks along the way, but every successful person has. 

Maybe you’ve been working the same job and are unsure if you will be good at anything else. Though it’s cliche to say, “you’ll never know if you don’t try.” Discuss your new passions with someone you trust and someone with a similar passion. This may give you a broader view of your goals and help you attain advice on a possible new career. 

Believing You Don’t Deserve Success or Happiness

Maybe you’ve done a few things in the past that you’re not proud of. However, almost everybody in the world can say that they have made mistakes in their history. As long as you are doing your best to improve yourself and be a better person, you deserve to live a happy life. 

Deciding on a New Passion

If you’ve just started your recovery journey and are looking for a new passion with which to fill your life, you should examine possible jobs and hobbies that fit your interests.

Maybe you want to help people? Perhaps you want to create art? Maybe you want a job that could easily support you and a family? Finding the perfect job is something that most people strive for, and it begins by focusing on a passion. 

There are many ways you can immerse yourself in a new passion, such as talking to others with hobbies or jobs that you’re interested in. You can also research local schools to see if they offer courses in that area. 

The Excuses You Give Yourself

Everyone gives themselves a litany of excuses not to start something new. Maybe you’re scared of how people will react to your unique passions. Perhaps you’re telling yourself that you don’t have time to start something new or start a family. 

There are a million excuses one could give themself, and some of them could be legitimate concerns. However, it is essential to realize that your goals are worth achieving. If you are passionate about finding a new job or starting a family, then there are ways to make time. There are ways to overcome financial concerns and other roadblocks. It is all about looking at every possibility and not giving up after your first setback. 

Fear of Failure

Fear of failure is a fear that we all share. Especially when starting a new job, you might be worried that you won’t be successful. There are plenty of ways to prepare for a new career, which can help alleviate nervousness from your first day. Do some research online about your new job. See what past employees have said. Ask your new boss for feedback. There are always ways to get better at what you are doing. 

This same idea can be applied to many types of goals. Maybe you want to lose weight but fear that you’ll be unable to. Research proper dieting and start slow. If you jump headfirst into a goal, such as weight loss, you might find yourself giving up at the first setback.

Another great way to alleviate fear is by talking to a therapist or counselor. These trained professionals can help you find a way to deal with your worries. They can also help you create clear goals and a plan to reach them. 

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

Stepping out of your comfort zone is never easy, especially when making meaningful changes to your life. However, if you never step out of your comfort zone, then you will likely be stuck in place.

Having the right mindset goes a long way towards achieving your goals. Believing in yourself might be challenging, but it can easily be done with the right attitude. You don’t want to miss out on all the beauty and love that life has to offer because you are scared of taking that first step.

There are ways to slowly progress towards a goal, which may be better than jumping in headfirst for some. Find a way to meet positive people. Join a local group for people that share your interests or lifestyle. Make it a point to make gradual steps every day towards your goals. 


Achieving your goals and overcoming the roadblocks in your life is entirely possible with clear focus and determination. If one of your goals is to overcome an addiction, Choice House offers professional treatment to help you do so. We are located within the beautiful area of Boulder, Colorado. While enjoying amazing views, you can participate in treatment programs that heavily involve outdoor activities, including hiking, fly fishing, skiing, and much more. A stay at Choice House can even help you discover a new passion. At Choice House, we believe outdoor therapy can be a great way to recover from addiction. Besides outdoor therapy, we offer group therapy, somatic therapy, art therapy, and more. At our beautiful sober living facility, you can begin your path to addiction recovery from drugs and alcohol while making life-long friendships along the way. Call Choice House today for more information on starting your journey to recovery at (720) 577-4422.

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