How to Get Out of Your Own WayJul 22, 2019
It took me a long time to see it, but once I did, I couldn't unsee it.
The thing standing in the way of me and the me I wanted to be was myself. My situation and circumstances weren't holding me back from making the difference I wanted to make. It was the guy in the mirror looking back at me.
Here's the thing, we're hardwired to embrace the status quo. There's comfort in knowing where we fit in, where we stand, and what's expected, or not expected, of us. It makes us feel safe and that we belong.
And yet, many of us have a wee small voice in the back of our head asking "What if...." "What if things could be better?" "What if you could be better."
Whether or not you listen to that wee small voice is up to you. So is how you listen to that voice of aspiration.
To get out of your head, out of your own way, and lean into "better," you must change your mind. You also need to change your habits and your relationship with uncertainty.
Most of all, you're going to have to drop your current beliefs and biases. You must start seeing and believing in better possibilities and start acting "as if." You must develop a bias for stepping into opportunity.
It sounds simple because it is simple. But simple is rarely easy.
Here are some of the things that help me get out of my own way and act on the voice of aspiration:
- Deciding what to stop doing.
- Developing new habits.
- Making better promises.
- Surrounding myself with the right people.
- Gratitude for the challenge.
- Acceptance of what happens.
- The will to continue to reach for better.
What helps you embrace the challenges of embracing work worth your time and effort?
Let's keep stepping into possibility together!
Scott Perry, Chief Difference-Maker at Creative on Purpose.
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