Friday, October 23, 2009

Stop Hindering Yourself

Well, I don't know how well-written this post will be, but here goes...(Actually, I don't consider too many of my posts to be well-written. Instead, I consider them as well-meaning and well-intentioned efforts. [Insert slight laughter.])

Ok. You've gotten past what others had to say about you and what they may think about your current actions. The question before you know is, "Are you hindering yourself?"

It's time to reflect on how you are stopping yourself from moving forward. What are you doing to keep yourself from moving forward? What are you not doing? What thoughts are you thinking that's keeping you from moving forward? Does any of the following sound familiar?

* If I speak, will my words be heard or will they be disregarded? If they're disregarded, what's the use in speaking?

* Will I fail? Failing is a part of life. There is no way to get around it because no one is perfect. Instead of focusing on the failure, focus on what you learned from the experience. Take this newfound knowledge and try again. (Failure IS an option)

* Although you are taking action to reach your goals, will you reach them? Will your dreams be fulfilled?

These types of questions will cause a person to stall. Why are you stalling? What are you concerned about? Whatever it is, take this into account. If everyone and everything has has been moved out of your way, then you are the only one stopping you now.

It's time to release the preconceptions we've been holding onto. What else could you lose that you haven't lost already? Your losses--while hurting deeply--have moved you forward by expanding your thinking, creativity, and even your abilities.

What more is out there for you if you would stop hindering yourself and take just one more step forward?

"Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life." (Proverbs 13:12 KJV)

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