Here’s What’s Stopping You

So, there you are, fully formed, all grown up and, maybe, just a little bit set in your ways.

Maybe your life is good, maybe not. Either way, you can’t help feeling it could be a bit better than it is. But sometimes things go well and sometimes they don’t. That’s life and there’s not much we can do about it. Or is there?

What’s the common denominator in everything that’s happened to you? What factor always comes into play, regardless of the event and circumstances? What does every event in your life have in common?

Answer: you.

Everything that happens to you involves you, obviously.

So, if things could be better for you it follows that it’s you that needs to change, if only so you’re not a passive victim or subject of events, but a proactive creator of them.

Or maybe there’s a particular weakness of yours that stops you doing what you feel you need to do, that you sense a more successful person would do in your position.

In fact, asking yourself what someone more successful would do, or what you would advise someone else in your position to do, is a very good way to identify what it is you need to do, how you need to change or what fear you need to overcome. If you’re not able to take your own advice you’ve just found the exact thing you need to change because, chances are, that’s what you’ve been failing to do all this time.

You might need to make that call, write that letter, learn that skill or develop the inner strength. Whatever it is, if you’re avoiding it so far, that is the source of (most of) your problems.

Now, say after me: “I am willing to change this, starting now”.

And then set about changing it.

Remember, “It’s never too late to become the person you were meant to be”.

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