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Your Career

Barriers You Need to Overcome

Use the list below as a starting point for identifying the barriers you’ll need to overcome in order to reach your goals.

  • Lack of time
  • Lack of required skills
  • Lack of experience
  • Lack of knowledge
  • Lack of confidence
  • Lack of support
  • Lack of education
  • Lack of money
  • Lack of start-up capital
  • Fear of failure
  • Fear of the unknown
  • Fear of risk-taking
  • Procrastination

Come up with at least 3 ways in which you might overcome each barrier.

See an example below.



Here's an example of 1 barrier you might face if your dream is to have a business of your own.

Barrier: Lack of start-up capital

Possible solutions:

  1. Talk to my banker about increasing my line of credit.
  2. Contact the Business Development Bank of Canada about financing options.
  3. Get a loan from a family member.
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