Happy Monday! It’s time to kick start the week and make something happen. I’m a huge sports person and watching sports gives me warm fuzzy feelings. Last night was the Super Bowl and the winter Olympics are coming up. I’m filled with all kinds of warm feelings on the inside. I don’t think I’ve ever made it through an Olympic game without shedding some tears. Just knowing people worked so hard to achieve their dreams and they finally made it without even standing on the podium is enough to move me. But when I see a medal ceremony, it’s hard to just sit there without thinking about the struggle and sacrifice.
All of this has me thinking about the things that hold us back from achieving our own dreams. (And maybe there was a little Shawn Mendes on my mind, too) Sometimes we are our own worst enemies and get in our own way, but there really isn’t anything holding you back. Don’t let these things get in your way.
- Fear of failure. Second guessing is a big thing especially when you’re embarking on a new adventure or path in life. There is the fear of the unknown that can stop you from even taking the first steps. Just remember, things may not happen the way you planned but that doesn’t mean that things are not going to happen. Don’t be afraid of failure. Let the fear of failure be your guide to success. Use the obstacles as a way to fuel your journey to not give up.
- Fear of change. It’s hard to step out of your comfort zone. It’s hard to even see you’re trying something new. When things aren’t going in the right direction, it might be time to make a change. Therefore, you cannot let the fear of change and normal patterns of behavior to stunt your growth as a person. There is no change without change. More opportunities may come your way with the slightest bit of change. Also, even with the change, it doesn’t take long for something to become your new normal.
- Lack of trust in your own decisions. At some point, you have to hang it up and just trust yourself. If you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust? I don’t care what people say, you are your own best friend and the only person you can really depend on is yourself. You are the person who knows what is best for you, so you just have to trust your decisions and move forward. Even if there is a struggle, there is still a lesson to learn and that will make you trust yourself even more. It’s very easy to get clouded by what other people think you should do but it’s up to you to make the right decisions for yourself.
I am here to tell you that you can accomplish anything that you want. There is nothing holding you back. Make the decision to make a change, put a plan in place, and trust yourself. Don’t let mind games stop you from advancing in life because of fear or getting in your own way. Hard work and determination will beat out any fears you may have about a situation.
There is nothing holding your back.