What stops you?
I am sitting at one of my favorite cafés on this hot summer day. This place always inspires me to write. Honestly, I haven’t felt inspired for some time now but here’s the thing… the moment I step outside of myself, get past whatever is holding me back, and focus on who I am here for… things begin to open up. When that opening happens and I step into the flow, something much greater than myself takes over.
Know this… when you shrink back from something you know in your heart you are meant to do… that is almost always your ego doing its best to keep you safe… and small.
We all have stopping points. Have you discovered where yours are, and what brings them on? If you can identify the conditions that shut you down, you are one step closer to freeing yourself when it happens. This is the key to getting unstuck. It simply begins with self-awareness.
Here are a few questions to ponder:
1) What is your go-to stopping emotion? Confusion? Overwhelm? Frustration? Negativity?
2) What are the thoughts swirling in your head when you are feeling this?
3) How can you challenge those thoughts? Better yet, replace them with ones that make you feel the exact opposite of your stopping emotion.
Here’s one of my old ones… overwhelm. In the past, it was my go-to but I’ve done a lot of work to get over this and have made a ton of progress. Frankly, I just got tired of feeling so stressed by it. If I do feel it coming on (very rare these days), I ask myself this question, “What is the most important thing I need to do about this within the next hour?” If nothing, I move to the next subject that’s concerning me and ask the same question.
I break everything into baby steps. I almost never, at this point, look at the “mountain” ahead. I know I am heading to the peak with all the gorgeous views and trust that my guides have placed me on the path that will get me there (mentors, coaches, friends). I focus on just taking the next step. It works wonderfully. If I’m not sure what that next step is, I reach out for support. We all need it, no matter how far we’ve come.
What is your go-to stopping emotion? I’d love to hear from you. Share this message with your friends too!
Love & Light,
SoulFUEL™ Business Coach & Your Guide To Freedom