Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.

When you stare at your objective non-stop, it is easier to see nothing else but it. If you allow something grab your attention, you see your goal no more, but you start seeing barriers and other kinds of distractors. Being focused on your goals, is the first important step you should take, to then get there. This way it is going to be closer to you.