Why problems, obstacles and other people can’t stop you

4 min readJun 14, 2020

“Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. Most of all, other people can’t stop you. The only one that can stop you is yourself.” Franco Cianflone


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“Rewire your brain & catapult your results in life and business.”

Why problems, obstacles and other people can’t stop you

“Rewire your brain & catapult your results in life and business.”

Obstacles can’t stop you.

Problems can’t stop you.

Most of all, other people can’t stop you.

The only one that can stop you is yourself.

So stop doing this over and over again.

Don’t follow the herd.

Strive to push forward when obstacles, problems, or people attempt to derail you from your purpose and mission.

This is some of the banter that we hear from time to time.

“Oh sure, I attended that seminar but nothing really changed. I was really pumped for a couple of days but it didn’t last.”

“Why would you spend all that money when it’s all common sense?”

“Reading is not for me. I get all the news that I need from CNN.”

CNN represents continuous negative news 86,400 seconds per day, 24/7 and 365 days per year.

These wonderful people don’t know that they don’t know.

So here is the real question.

Do you eat every day?

Do you eat every other day or do you skip eating for days on end?

Definitely not!

Personal growth demands daily sustenance in order to grow intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, physically and financially. As soon as you take one day or a one-week vacation, you start moving backwards into your old rut and as a result your paradigm just loves it.

Immediately, you begin to start driving in reverse. After awhile, living in reverse seems natural only because your paradigm has you by the throat.

It’s easier this way.

However, if you persist, your new way of thinking and doing dramatically enhances your life.

Is this easy?

No, otherwise everyone and their dog would be on this personal growth bus.

John Gordon wrote a book entitled the Energy Bus. This book is all about people getting on the bus that takes them where they want to go.

Seriously, the only way to embark on this life journey of awareness is to live it every single day.

Live it, breathe it, savor it and love it every 86,400 seconds of each glorious day.

No one knows when it’s our time to meet our creator therefore make it count.

Make it count your way, not someone else’s way.

Make it count your way because if you do you will be the captain of your ship and you will be able to steer your vessel anywhere that you choose.

We were gifted with free will therefore utilize this amazing power to benefit not only yourself but also others that you encounter on your journey.

Yes, it’s not a perfect world but that’s the mystery of it all.

Choose to be a developer and not an enabler or codependent.

There will be frustrations; disappointments, failures, but the wins will far outweigh the latter when you no longer live in reverse.

Carpe Momentum

Franco Cianflone


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Learning & Development Specialist, Author, musician, composer FRANCO CIANFLONE B.S. Ed. M. Ed. CS IACS MENTAL TOUGHNESS FOR LIFE PUBLICATION (USA) c2007