I was listening to another awesome episode of Having it ALL the other day when I was struck by some of the thoughts that the guest, Mr. Bill Jamison was sharing.
He was talking about how he’s been able to get to the stage in life that he’s currently in (which is a badass yet balanced husband, father and business owner) and he mentions “getting out of his own way” in order to reach that place.
He also said something that I think can serve all of us: “Don’t let what you KNOW get in the way of what you don’t know.”
In other words, don’t let your ego or your need to be right prevent you from growing and learning and expanding beyond what you previously thought you were capable of. Because we are all limitless, but not all of us believe that.
Being in one’s own way is a very common theme I see in the clients I work with. And you don’t have to be a balance lifestyle coach to see it – just look around!
We can be our biggest critics and doubters. We are the end of the line when it comes to how we’ll choose to move forward and what decisions we’ll make. We are the final deciders, but often times we ignore this and choose to fixate on other things that are outside our centers of influence.
Let me ask you something – do you truly believe that you have the power to create your ideal life experience?
The answer to that question therein lies your reality – whether you are creating your life experience or you’ve let your ego get in the way and you’re blaming others for what’s showing up.
How the hell do you get out of your own way? By starting to simply believe that you can. By opening yourself up to the possibility that there’s a lot more in store for you.
Here’s a list of some ideas:
- Start actively and intentionally creating your days – write down what it is you want to experience each day (how you want to feel, what you want to accomplish, etc.)
- Seek advice and coaching from other people who have gotten out of their own way
- Exercise – engage that mind-body connection to stimulate and access your limitlessness
- Journal, affirm yourself and give gratitude – all of these are ways to quiet the ego and remove us from those states of stress and frustration
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