Get out of your own way!
Updated: Dec 22, 2021
We all have gifts to share with the world! Each one of us is uniquely talented and we all have special attributes that we should share with others. But sometimes finding the courage to embark on a new journey can be so difficult when self-doubt creeps in. Especially when you start to question if you’re good enough. Will people even want to hear your message? Will they make fun of you or criticize you?
You might even start feeling something called impostor syndrome. That’s when you're starting on a new venture or a new career and you think you don’t have enough experience on the subject matter to even share your opinion. So you ask yourself: who am I to even be talking about this? Why would they listen to me?
You end up postponing all of those original ideas that once inspired you to take action. Not knowing that what you're experiencing is completely normal. It's often referred to as "analysis paralysis". You keep waiting until you have the "perfect" article, post, photo, content or idea, and you tell yourself that you just need to do one more thing before it's ready to go out into the world.
Let me stop you right there, and just give it to you straight. The only thing stopping you from being your absolute best self, is YOU.
We tend to get in our own way in many areas of our lives. We stay in bad relationships because we fear we might not be good enough for anyone else. We don’t apply for that promotion or dream job, we stop ourselves from maybe starting that new business or sharing our message with the world all because of self-doubt. We question what people might say or think, we question if we are capable of succeeding or if anyone would care to listen. At the end of the day, none of that is even relevant.
You are far too smart to be the only thing standing in your way!
So, what can you do to get out of your own way? Let's talk about it!
1 - Decide what you really want.
Be specific. Whether it's staring a new career, launching a business, or getting out of a bad relationship. You've got to make up your mind about it and decide you want to change your circumstances.
2 - Have a big enough WHY.
Can you think of a time when you took a big step in your life? What pushed you? Understanding the why is important. It will enable you to take action and stay focused. This is the difference between people that constantly achieve new goals and those that set a goal and never achieve it. Create visual reminders, use imagination to see it come to life and think about how it will make you feel. Ask yourself: how will this benefit my life? Then if you start doubting yourself, you can come back here and get grounded again on WHY you are doing this.
3 - Set a plan in place.
Get a clear understanding of what it takes to accomplish your goal. Is there a need to learn a skill, get some resources, hire an expert or reach out for support?
Plan it out step-by-step, with timelines that allow for easy follow-up, then commit to reviewing your plan once a week.
4-Trust the process.
Once the plan is in place, trust that you are on your way. It's okay to adjust the plan as you go, this is where your biggest learning will take place so allow yourself to enjoy the journey.
There will always be distractions along the way, that's life. Self-doubt might kick in again or people might even tell you it's not going to work or they know a better way. You can be ready for that by staying focused and trusting the process.
Take bold steps and put yourself out there! Those who resonate with you, will follow you. Those who love you, will be by your side and support you. It is my wish to you that this message ignites you into action! Into doing something brave that you have been putting off. Don't let doubt hold you back from sharing your gifts with others, the world needs you!
If you found my message inspiring, please share it with someone you know. As always, I would love to hear from you! How are you getting out of your own way?
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