Is there something that you want really badly to do or create? Do you wish you could start your own business? Are you really passionate about something, but when you think about doing it the "I am not good enough" part of you kicks in?
If you answered "yes" to any of the above, then you get in your own way! I can totally appreciate the feelings and the frustrations. Like you, I would frequently get in my own way and to be honest, I still do.
When I first began doing animal communication readings many years ago, I always said that it was what I wanted to do for a living. Did I make it happen right away? Hell no! I dragged my feet, I said I wasn't good enough or that I didn't deserve to do something that made me happy. Then of course, along with those feelings, was the "why would anyone pay me for that?", "there are so many other people who do it, why would they choose me" and on and on the list goes. This is just one, out of an endless amount of examples, of how I get in my own way!
You may be wondering why so many of us do this? There are many reasons, but the one that I see the most is that we want to keep ourselves small. Remaining small is safe. Staying in comfort zones is safe. Staying in the slow lane is safe. This is why it is so hard to follow our passions. There are questions like will I be judged?, will I be picked on or made fun of? just to name a few. Here is a little reminder for you (and me!): You will be judged no matter what you do, so you might as well do something that makes you happy!
Somewhere on your path of self growth, you will reach the point where you realize that other peoples opinions of you, are really more of a reflection of them, than of you. Sometimes people are cruel because it is easier to put you down then for them to look at themselves or their own limiting beliefs. There is a saying: "Confidence is quiet and insecurities are loud" I don't know who originally said that, but it is something that I always remind myself of when I feel particularly vulnerable. The life you have is all about you, your own growth and what you have to offer the world. No one has the power to stop you from doing something other than yourself!
Some of the ways that you can begin to shift out of getting in your own way, is to start working on your limiting/negative beliefs. Ask you yourself where they came from? Are they even your thoughts/feelings or do they actually belong to someone else, like a parent? Becoming aware of your thoughts is really a super power. The more you can tap into your thought patterns & beliefs the quicker you can make progress. Another way is to think how you would react if a friend or family member came to you with the same wish or desire. For most of us, it is really easy to be super supportive of other people. So, if you would react in a more positive way for someone else, then why not yourself?
I am sure you all know the saying "go big or go home!" so, why not reach for stars and connect with your true passion! Life is short, make the most of it!
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