More often than not, the answer to the question "What is stopping you?" is actually YOU! Doubting yourself, feeling insufficient, or fear of losing your sense of security are common answers. This is great news, by the way!
What is standing in the way of your goals? Now I'm not talking about your goal to get through the week, pay all your bills or go grocery shopping today. I'm talking about the life changing, world altering goals that might be lying dormant deep inside you. Dream big goals. Goals like ending world hunger, creating world peace, curing cancer or becoming a rock star goals. What is stopping you from seamlessly doing the work you love or being the person you've always dreamed of being?
More often than not, the answer to the question "What is stopping you?" is actually YOU! Doubting yourself, feeling insufficient, or fear of losing your sense of security are common answers. This is great news, by the way! When your obstacles ultimately lie within you, you can get to work and start to develop a relationship with your obstacles. Some teachers and gurus might tell you to "get over it" or "overcome your fear" like it's some kind of light switch. It isn't, and if you try to turn off your fear like a switch, it will only disappoint you when the feelings of inadequacy remain.
So instead, try this. Write down your fears and get to know them as well as you can. Where did these fears come from? Remember times when others fed your fears by saying or doing something powerful. Look at your family history and the fear your ancestors probably felt accomplishing some massive shift. Think of others in your life who have these similar fears. Do all the research you can on the fear that is holding you back. Where do you feel this fear in your body? Sit in a quiet place and allow yourself to feel that fear. Do this every morning if you have to. Become friends and recognize this feeling over all others.
Now: notice what you tell yourself in order to feel just a little bit better. Maybe you tell yourself "it wouldn't be that bad" or "you can actually handle this." Use this phrase to bring yourself out of your fear state. If you decide to walk the path of success, you'll need to get used to this feeling of fear.
As you become accustomed to this sensation, it will not be such a mountain. It will begin to feel like a familiar friend that is sometimes hypervigilent but mostly caring and cautious. And like the water and the rock, you will break through the boulder with your persistence and determination. But you will always take that fear with you.