In most cases it is not what is stopping you but who is stopping you, and that who is normally you! Circumstances and situations do play a part, but usually the root cause is you.
When we really get down to the roadblocks that stop people from pursuing their passion, taking advantage of their opportunities, tapping into their potential or achieving their possibilities, it is normally a conversation that starts with ‘too’. You can fill in the rest — too hard, too busy, too tired, too long, too short, too much, too little, too easy, too many, too focused, too big, too small . . .
What is it for you? Think about a goal you want to achieve that you have repeatedly put off. What ‘too’ excuse are you using?
The way to get rid of the too from your life is to identify a bigger reason why, then forget about completing the goal and start focusing on taking the first step! Remember, the day you take the first step the task is 50 per cent completed. This relates directly to our self-belief, self-esteem and self-confidence.
It comes down to the conversation you have with yourself when you set a goal or pursue a different path, and that conversation normally revolves around three questions ...