And Then She Learned to Get Out of Her Own Way

glindaLast week, I wrote about how easy it is to paint yourself in to a corner—by harboring an old belief that acts like an invisible barrier for your mind.

Today, I want to talk about how to start building a footbridge out of that corner. Because life is too short to spend it stuck, and there’s too much happiness and freedom waiting for you!

Also, with the changing leaves and falling temperatures (and glow-in-the-dark skeleton my kids hung on our front door this weekend), I’m feeling the end of the year coming up. There are 2-1/2 months left in 2015—enough time to make this the year you started getting out of your own way, but only if you get started now.

So without further ado, the first step in getting out of that corner is to start paying attention to your recurring thoughts. There’s so much power in simply raising your awareness of your thinking, for two reasons:

  • It’s a fundamental scientific truth that the simple act of observing changes the thing that’s being observed.
  • You can’t change a habit you don’t know you have!

Start looking for thoughts such as:

  • Why aren’t I farther along?
  • Shouldn’t I have healed this area of my life already?
  • What’s the matter with me that I still haven’t gotten where I want to be?

And note when you think them—what are you doing or contemplating when they come up? There’s some important information in your particular triggers that will help you connect some dots in your mind that your ego has been heavily invested in keeping hidden from your view.

To help you build more momentum and make real movements toward what you truly want before year’s end, I’m going to do a deeper dive into where to go from here in a free teleclass this Thursday, October 15:

Get Out of Your Own Way: 5 Keys to Melting Barriers That Are Keeping You Stuck

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In this 40-minute call, I’ll share the insights and the practices you need to get into your head and your heart to move on up a level (or three) in happiness. I’m going to pack in as much as I can into the time we have together – I hope you’ll join me.

And if you have a friend or loved one who could use this information, please forward this email to her and invite her along. It’s always powerful to have a partner—and it’s a great way to deepen your relationship.


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