How to Get Out of Your Own Way

personal development Jul 22, 2019

It took me a long time to see it, but once I did, I couldn't unsee it.

The thing standing in the way of me and the me I wanted to be was myself. My situation and circumstances weren't holding me back from making the difference I wanted to make. It was the guy in the mirror looking back at me.

Here's the thing, we're hardwired to embrace the status quo. There's comfort in knowing where we fit in, where we stand, and what's expected, or not expected, of us. It makes us feel safe and that we belong.

And yet...

And yet, many of us have a wee small voice in the back of our head asking "What if...." "What if things could be better?" "What if you could be better."

Whether or not you listen to that wee small voice is up to you. So is how you listen to that voice of aspiration.

To get out of your head, out of your own way, and lean into "better," you must change your mind. You also need to change your habits and your relationship with uncertainty.

Most of all, you're going to have to drop your current beliefs and biases. You must start believing in better possibilities and start acting on a bias for stepping into that opportunity.

It sounds simple because it is simple. But simple is rarely easy.

Here are some of the things that help me get out of my own way and act on the voice of aspiration:

What helps you embrace the challenges of embracing work worth your time and effort?

Let's keep flying higher together!


Have you seen the new series I started on Facebook Live? The Cemetery Sessions are short reflections on making a difference with the time you have left. A few days ago I did an episode on getting out of your own way. If you appreciate what you hear, please Like and Share it!

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