Just a quick comment about the story in the post:
One day you go to the I Can Do It conference in Las Vegas and it finally dawns on you: “I’m doing it all wrong. I don’t want to make video games for a living. I want to explore personal growth and help others grow. Wow, took me 10 years to see that. If only I’d been paying attention to the blocks that kept coming my way. But how could I see? I was so focused on my goal, never questioning whether it was the right goal for me.” You adopt a new goal and finally start seeing some effortless prosperity, and tons of personal growth. You’re happier than you’ve ever been.
Quite frankly, he didn't have to give up his goals in the video game industry. There were no "inherent" blocks there at all. If he was truly committed, he would be able to overcome those obstacles, but perhaps he would have to change certain things about himself first. Clearly, he wasn't willing to do that and it ended up being a dead-end for him
. Not because there was really a dead-end there, but because it simply did not match him specifically.
In his new path, many souls have been lost before and still are. How many people reach the level of success he has doing what he did, as fast as he did it? Did he succeed because he was "destined" for it? I think he succeeded because he was a much better match for the new path and he was willing to take the steps and make the changes necessary to reach success (however he may have defined it).
Obstacles are the ways one is a mismatch for a given path. Overcoming them simply means you make the necessary changes to fit the path. I strongly believe that there are certain ways one has to be to follow along certain paths. You either fit your self to the path, or you pick another path that better matches you. It is very hard to fit a particular path to your self though unless the two already match nicely. Paths have personalities too, and they are just as reluctant to change as you are!