When we're trying to create things in our lives, there's often parts of us holding us back. If there weren't, then wouldn't we all just be doing exactly what it is we want to be doing in the world?
I know I sure as hell would be! I'd have a very steady income, money in the bank, a waiting list of clients, retreats planned a year in advance, a book written and published, a podcast up and running... you catch the drift.
I recognize the reason I don't have these things is because I get in my own way.
I stop in my own tracks. I procrastinate. I create 100 reasons why I can't do what it is I want to do. I feel blocked, stumped, insecure and unsure.
Getting to this place isn't an instantly horrible thing. It's a pretty natural thing.
It's what we DO when we're stopped in our tracks though that actually impacts our life outcomes and how we make the change.
I've been stuck for awhile. Weeks now. But today I finally looked down at where my feet have been planted and I saw all the beauty and vibrant shades of color growing alongside me.
I realized that my fears were exactly that, just fears.
There was no real reason to listen to them. Sure, I could fall flat on my face. I could make a fool of myself. I could "fail." But so what? Does that really determine who I am?
Not at all.
So, I finally dusted off my shoes and kept on walking.
And I'm finding out there's a lot more beauty down the trail, too.