There are many smart and talented individuals on this board, and quite a few have talked about personal difficulties in achieving their goals. So, My question(s) is, 1) What are the most common internal and external obstacles to fulfilling your potential, achieving your goals, and self-actualizing? 2) What is your plan of action for overcoming these obstacles? 3) If and when you overcame these obstacles, what strategies did you use, and why were they successful or effective? 4) What is the best way mentally, physically, and psychologically for someone to prepare to achieve their goals? *Keep in mind that what may work for one person may not work for another. Remember that in order to fulfill your potential, you have to see it first.