How does it feel when someone stands in the way of your goals? Frustrating? Senseless?
People who stand in your way could have lots of reasons why. Maybe they even are standing in the way on purpose, to slow you down.
Chances are though, that it's not about you, but about your goal. If your goal is ambitious and noble, why would anyone stand in the way? Wouldn't they get behind your efforts once they know how cool and important they are?
It's all about communication. Have the conversation. Let people know about your goals. Get their help. Test your theories with friendly dialogue. You'll learn, you'll grow, and you'll find more influence with people once they have a real chance to discuss your goals -- the good, the bad, and the ugly parts.
Who can you tell about your goal today?
-- Doug Smith