What’s in your way?

You know the feeling. You have an idea or an intention, but you get stopped short.

Dog peeking under fence

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It’s like there’s a boulder in your path, or a fence that keeps you from getting to the other side. You’re clear about where you want to go, but the barrier is between you and your goal.

Take a minute right now and think about something that’s important to you, but not yet achieved.

Spend some time in silence to get a sense of where you feel blocked. See if you can put words to the feelings or images that emerge.

You may find that the answer comes easily — or perhaps it takes a little more effort. Once you have a clear idea of what’s inhibiting your progress, you can do something about it.

For example, thinking about a project that I’ve wanted to complete, I realize that the plans and resources are jumbled up with all the other projects on my desk. I feel frustrated even before I begin. How can I start when I don’t even know what I already have?

In my case, it’s time to get organized. Instead of avoiding and procrastinating because of an unknown block, I’ll assemble the components of the project into an easily accessible system.

Taking the time to remove the boulder in my path is a wise and targeted investment in the ultimate completion of the effort.

Identifying, then tackling obstacles will free your energy and open the path to success.

What’s in your way, and what will you do about it?

To your ease!

Pat Daniel, Ph.D.

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