The 15 Things Holding You Back

holding you backWhat is holding you back in life? We all have things holding us back to one degree or another… most of the time it is fear based but there are other reasons as well… if you feel stuck or like you are being held back in life, ask yourself the following questions…

The 15 Things Holding You Back

  1. Are you worried about your future and what it might hold in store for you?
  2. Is there something (or someone) that you should let go of but are afraid to?
  3. Are you afraid of making mistakes while knowing that making mistakes is how we learn and grow?
  4. Are you doing all that you can to achieve in life and to get ahead and succeed or are you only doing what you are comfortable doing?
  5. Are you afraid of truly living your life or are you content with just existing?
  6. Are you making a living or are you making a life for yourself?
  7. Are you taking action to be where you want to be in five years or are you only hoping that you will take action eventually?
  8. What legacy or impact do you want to have on this world before your time is through and what are you doing to fulfill that?
  9. Do you trust your inner-genius/that little voice inside of your head that is trying to guide you to bigger and better things?
  10. In your daily routine, are the things that you do and the people that you interact with adding value and energy to your life or taking it away?
  11. Are you living in faith or in fear when it comes to your life?
  12. Are your thoughts, feelings, and actions inline with what you really want in life?
  13. Are you afraid to be your authentic self, are you projecting one image of yourself to the world but your actions are the opposite?
  14. Are you constantly comparing yourself to others and their success to the point that you allow yourself to become discouraged to the point that you never even start?
  15. When answering many or maybe even all of these questions, has your answer been, “I don’t know”?

The funny thing about the things that hold us back in life is that 99.9% of the time we know exactly what it is but we are either afraid of taking action to fix it or the idea of stretching outside of our comfort zones completely immobilizes us. We are masters of choosing comfort over change most of our lives.

Here is a hint… always choose change… trust me.

The bottom line is you have a choice, and as Andy Dufresne said in the Shawshank Redemption… “Get busy living or get busy dying.” Get busy moving beyond the things that are holding you back or…

Andy Wooten M.A. Counseling – A Certified Life Coach In Aspen Colorado

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