Your own head is the biggest obstacle to making the changes you want to see in your life. I believe 100% that this is true. I see proof in my own life. When so many things could be done, if only I would have the courage, discipline, motivation… And I see proof when I coach people. The moment we untie that knot in the head, everything becomes easy.
So what is holding you back?
Let’s say you want to progress in your career. You are – at least you say you are – fully committed to make the next step in the coming twelve months.
What should you be doing to make that happen? Maybe you should ask for bigger assignments. Or become more visible in the organisation. You could give presentations to senior management. Another way would be networking. Then there’s actively looking for opportunities or applying to open positions. You could also think about adding more value by helping out in projects that are outside your current role.
“Well, you can’t never let anything happen to him. Then nothing would ever happen to him.”
Run small experiments to see if your assumptions hold true.
Start changing the thoughts that are holding you back into some that propel you forward.
Plan for an action and for what you will do when the time comes and you brain tells you “Noooooo, don’t do that!”.
And on occasion just f-ing do it! (I wrote that sentence everywhere I need to see it. Most of the times it does the trick.)