Self-Sabotage: How Many Voices are Battling in Your Head?

Self-Sabotage: How Many Voices are Battling in Your Head?

Self-Sabotage, Indecision, Stuck

Are there TWO different voices battling in your head?

One voice says, “Go for it!  You can do it!” and the other one says, “Who do you think you are? Your’e not good enough!”

Sound familiar?

This is what self-sabotage sounds like.

Many purpose-driven coaches and entrepreneurs spend months and or, even years trying to make a real living from what they’re passionate about doing. They have a gift or talent they really want to share with the world but try as they might they don’t attract enough clients to be profitable.

Many people get caught in this traps and if you’re reading this I’m guessing it snared you too.

There’s no “magic” to making money with your products and services. It’s simple really. You create a product or program that solves a real problem and offer it to the people who need that solution and they buy it.

So why does it take some entrepreneurs so long to make it work? And worse still why do some awesome talented coaches and entrepreneurs never succeed?

The answer comes back to those two voices battling for control over you.

One voice is the voice from your true self. It’s connected to your intuition and following it empowers you. It’s the positive voice that “knows” you’re here for a purpose and urges you to live your purpose. This is the voice that knows your talents and abilities know no bounds. It urges you live up to your greatest potential.

The second voice is the voice of fear within you. This the voice that developed from seeing and hearing people in your life self-sabotage themselves or tell you that you weren’t worthy, capable or good enough. This is the voice of “misinformation” and it’s simply not true. Yet it is likely to be the loudest of the two battling in your head.

If you have these two voices pulling you in two different directions you will experience cycles of moving forward with your ideas and then cycles of self-sabotaging in order to stop the momentum.

Until you address the two voices and gain the upper hand over the fearful one you’ll stay locked in this cycle.

If you’re tired of being stuck and holding yourself back it’s time to allow your vision, your passion and the greatness that’s the “real” you to take center stage in your life. Right now. Today.

The only thing standing between you living up to your full potential is this demeaning voice. It is the teeniest part of you compared to how great you really are except that it has a mighty set of lungs and can yell the loudest. It’s loud voice drowns out the voice of your true self and intuition. This fearful voice undermines and sabotages you from making the quantum leaps you know you want to make.

If you could free yourself from grips of that fearful voice that saps your power and shrinks your courage you would share your great message with the world, wouldn’t  you? You would inspire people with your story of how you healed your life with your healing modality or healing product or service, right?

And the world needs healing so badly right now.

It needs you and your story and what you do to help others heal and feel empowered and connect to their own greatness.

Your greater self has been pulling you toward living your mission and purpose. When the voice of fear is in control it drowns out the sound of  your true self and intuition. It keeps you playing small and hiding from the spotlight that is meant to illuminate the path toward living up your highest potential.

To access this greatness in you that’s dying to get out you’ve got to see that voice and fear it creates in your life for what it is; an illusion. Think of it as being much like the “Great Oz” in the film The Wizard of Oz who was exposed for what he really was; a small man with a big microphone!

This illusion is just fear being projected into the future. It causes you to picture all the things that can go wrong and that stops you in your tracks from taking action so you stay stuck. But the thing is it isn’t real. It’s purely imagination and it’s 99.99 percent certain none of the scenarios that keep you frozen with fear will ever manifest!

When you shut down the babbling voice of fear you’ll hear the other voice and feel empowered, emboldened and excited about moving forward.

It’s time to shut down this fearful voice once and for all. Can you feel it?

When you override that fearful voice you will become whole again and connected to your inner power. The fractures created by the fear held your power and greatness at bay and siphoned off your energy and ability to rise up and live your bigger purpose. Being “whole” again allows your greatness to flow through you instead of staying trapped and frozen. When your greatness flows through you it can be felt by others and it inspires them rise above their own fears. It helps them connect to their own power and greatness and to step up and step out onto the path toward living their great purpose too.

When you heal and overcome the voice of fear you contribute healing to the rest of the world. We need more “whole” people who’ve overcome their own inner battles, conflicts, drama and trauma. The world is seeing an enormous spike in violence and it’s coming from the collective consciousness of all of us combined.

It’s time to shut down this fearful voice once and for all. Are you ready?

The way to shut the fearful voice is to realize your return to wholeness and contribution is needed. You would not be alive at this time if that were not true. If you inspire even one person to rise above their fearful voice and return to wholeness, who are you to withhold that from the world?

Listen to the “real” voice and do whatever it is your heart has been yearning for you to do.

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Stop Worrying and Suck the Nectar Out of Life

Stop Worrying and Suck the Nectar Out of Life

Ruby-throated Humminbird

Stop worrying and suck the nectar out of life.

Over the weekend I visited a friend who lives in a log cabin surrounded by dense woods, horse trails and farms. What I love best about visiting her rustic home is how peaceful I feel when I hear the soothing sounds of many species of birds singing and cawing.

On Sunday morning I took my coffee outside and sat on the deck meditating on how I could be of greater service to my clients and community. Suddenly, I was startled by a loud “whirring” noise. It went right past my head and off to the right.

I opened my eyes and saw a beautiful female Ruby-throated Hummingbird taking nectar from a bright red Zinnia. Her wings flapped so fast all I saw was a blur on either side of her petite body. The morning sun glinted off her emerald feathers.

I sat transfixed by this private visit for nearly two minutes. I kept very still watching as the hummingbird zigged and zagged from one flower to the next that caught her fancy drinking its nectar. It was absolutely amazing to be less than a foot away from this beautiful creature.

The gift of the hummingbird

When the hummingbird had her fill she flew off. I sent a prayer of gratitude out to the universe for this special moment.

I closed my eyes and returned to my meditation and asked, “What is the meaning of being visited by the hummingbird this morning?”

And then as clear as anything I heard a loud voice not my own, “Let go of worry and suck the nectar out of life.”

What a profound message in a day and age where there are so many things to worry about….the violence erupting all over the world, the economy both locally and globally, climate change, retirement, finances, health issues, family issues and on and on….

I decided to ask another question, “How can we suck the nectar out of life?”

No sooner had I asked than an image of the hummingbird zigging and zagging from one flower to the next that caught her fancy popped into my mind.

We worry too much about absolutely everything. We focus on our worries and miss many opportunities to suck the nectar out of life. We’re meant to move in the direction of what brings us joy. To zig and zag like the hummingbird toward what catches our fancy knowing that we wouldn’t have that pull unless we were meant to be drawn to it for our own unfolding good and growth.

What would it be like to live free of worry?

The hummingbird didn’t worry that there would be no flowers to draw nectar from when she left her nest in the morning. She trusted the flowers would be there and that she would find them. She even trusted that they would be flowers with an abundance of nectar. She listened to her instincts and let them guide her.

The hummingbird exists without a to-do list, without painstakingly planning for, checking and rechecking every detail of her life and without agonizing throughout every moment of her day wondering whether she’s on the right track, should or shouldn’t be doing this or whether once she’s decided to commit to it that it will work out or not.

Why can’t we be more like the hummingbird flitting through life trusting what we need will be there and literally pulled toward it by our instincts or what we call our intuition?

Worry is why we don’t flit through life.

We ‘think’ we’re supposed to worry. Have you ever thought about that? We’re conditioned to worry. Who says you have to? Most of the things we worry about never, ever happen. What would happen if you just stopped?

Worry is also a huge intuition blocker.

I wrote about this in, “The Intuition Principle: How to Attract the Life You Dream Of.” Your brainwaves are so jammed up with constant worry you barely hear the messages that are being sent to guide you at all.

Plus when you declare your intention for something and focus on manifesting – worry is the reason why many times you don’t get what you want. Your intention which is a signal to the Universe for what you want is distorted by worry.

And of course there are mountains of studies that show that worry and stress are the underlying reasons for many health problems. Any way you look at it…worry isn’t good for much.

Kick the worry habit

The answer to finding joy, fulfillment and everything you need is let go of worry so that you can hear your intuition. When you do, synchronicity will draw you toward what strikes your fancy and in going toward it just the thing you need exactly when you need will show up. Trust, listen and allow that inner pull to guide you.

Are you a worrier? What kinds of things do you worry about? Can you see how worry blocks your intuition and leads you away from sucking the nectar out of life? Share with us in the comments.

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How to Identify Subtle Signals from Your Intuition That It’s Time for Change

How to Identify Subtle Signals from Your Intuition That It’s Time for Change

Woman Discovers Intuitive Guidance

You’re Intuition is a Valuable Signal that Change is Needed

Your intuition is signpost that should help you sense that a shift is coming in your life. When it’s time for a new chapter you’ll start to feel it and “know it” even before anything has changed. Signs will appear and your mind will open to these new possibilities. The vision of this “new life”  or change will appeal to you and you’ll feel a pull toward it. This is very common and most everyone has experienced intuition as the harbinger of change.

What happens when you’re not ready to change? 

Your intuition will try to get your attention even if  you choose to ignore that changing your life is necessary.

Intuition is subtle and fleeting

To become attuned to your intuition make a habit of paying attention to your feelings. Ninety-nine percent of the time intuition is quiet and understated. Think of it as if it were a guitar and only one string was plucked. You must be able to pick up on that note.”

See if any of these examples strike a chord with you: 

After your husband throws you a surprise birthday party that your best friend helped him plan, you find that you feel uncomfortable around her at times.

You get a strange vibe but you can’t put your finger on it. It’s like she’s not telling you something but you brush it off and attribute it to your imagination.

You come home from work and find the bed you made undone. It strikes you as odd but you pay no attention to this fleeting impression. Your husband works from home and on the rare occasion he takes a nap it’s always on the family room couch. When you ask him about it he answers without turning away from his computer, “I wasn’t feeling well so I got into bed.”

Something feels off….but you ignore it.

While visiting the gynecologist for a check-up the nurse asks if you want to be vaccinated against HPV? Your answer is “no” but you’re aware of the tiniest impulse to say “yes.”

When your tests come back from the lab your doctor calls to say you tested positive for the virus. She tells you it’s quite common and can be dormant for years before it shows up. But you can’t help but think, How could I have the virus? I’ve been married for 20 years?

You wake at 3 am with a fragment of a dream still vivid in your mind. Your best friend is taking a huge roast out of the oven in your kitchen. She looks startled to see you and shouts, “What are you doing here? Get out!”

You feel upset by the way your friend took over your kitchen in the dream. You wonder what it means but then fall back to sleep.

A few months later your husband announces he’s leaving. He’s in love with your best friend and she’s leaving her husband for him!

While it shocks you and you’re hurt by the betrayal the thing is, you hadn’t been happy in your marriage for a long time. You stayed because nothing was really wrong that you could cite as a reason to leave. The truth is though that you never quite adjusted to moving cross country after your husband got transferred. You went along with it but it never felt quite right. When you think about it now you recall that you had considered letting him move on his own and splitting up back then but, leaving him scared you and decided to stick it out instead. 

It’s time for a change and for you to face your fears and learn how to live on your own.

Intuition is very subtle especially in the early stages of trying to get your attention.

Getting “strange vibes,” not feeling “quite right,” or finding something “odd” is a signal from your intuition that you need to examine things more closely.

Here’s another example that it’s time for change in your life:

You have good news about something and share it with a new work colleague you recently befriended. Instead of being happy for you they go off on a tirade and have a tantrum. “Why doesn’t that ever happen for me?”

You’re shocked by this reaction. You hear a faint murmur inside your head, “This is not a real friend” but the next moment your colleague is apologizing and you try to overlook the incident…but nothing feels the same between the two of you again.

Over the course of the year there are other behaviors from this colleague that make you question the friendship where you hear the same internal murmurings. When the colleague goes behind your back and tries to turn your office mates against you it finally dawns on you that you were being played to help this person pretending to be a friend, compete against you!

When you review what happened you realize that you have a pattern of ignoring your instincts about people throughout your life. It’s time for you to change and stop being a “people pleaser.” This incident is a big learning experience about listening to your own internal guidance and trusting your gut in relationships.

Pay attention to those quiet “murmurings.” Your intuition was sounding the alarm about the jealous colleague not to be trusted, but you chose to overlook it.

Can you recall feeling something “wasn’t quite right” or “off?” Did you ever have those “murmurings” inside that you ignored? Share your story in the comments.

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Intuition: 3 Practical Ways Intuition Communicates

Intuition: 3 Practical Ways Intuition Communicates

Intuition Communicates Vital Information

3 Practical Ways Your Intuition Communicates Vital Information to Your Attention

Intuition is hardwired so that information you need for your safety and survival comes to your attention. Your intuition is the technology through which this vital information is communicated to you.

Your brain is constantly taking in information about your surroundings. The amount of information that continuously streams in from your environment is enormous and you’re consciously unaware of most of it. Think about all that goes on in the brain to enable you to drive a car. Not only are you processing information about you’re own driving but you’re also assessing how other people are driving and anticipating what their next move might be so that you can avoid an accident. And this is just a snippet of what your brain is processing at one time.

If you’re brain didn’t filter out 99.9 percent of what it took in you would not be able to function. The sheer volume of information would overwhelm the conscious mind. A good example of something similar is when your computer has too many programs and windows open and it “freezes” because it simply cannot process all the information streaming in at the same time.

3 Examples of How Your Intuition Communicates Vital Information to Your Attention:

1. Knowing sensation. You’re walking home on a city street after dark and suddenly think there’s someone behind you. You turn and see someone about a half a block back. You never heard any footsteps so how did you “know?” You’re body is a walking talking receiver (and sender) of information. While you don’t have “eyes on the back of your head” you are always picking up signals from your environment. Though you weren’t conscious of this information it was scanned and filtered and this potential threat to your safety was sent to your awareness. This “knowing” came to you so that you could consciously assess the situation and determine what action was necessary to protect yourself.

2. Gut feeling. While you’re driving your brain is busy taking in massive amounts of information from  your environment and scanning it to see if any danger exists that you ought to be made aware of. Most of this information is filed beneath the level of your awareness. However if this information sets off alarms about your safety a signal is sent using the technology of your intuition to get your attention.

Say you’re driving in the fast lane and a car speeds up behind you. A surge of fear grips your gut and you pull into the slower lane to let the car pass. Something about this driver alarms you. You let this car pass you and go as far away from your car as it can. Not long afterward you hear a popping sound and see the car veering off to one side. One of it’s tires blew out. Luckily you were no longer near the vicinity of this car or you may have been involved in an accident.

3. Dreams. You’ve been experiencing an annoying post nasal drip and related cough to clear your throat that’s gone on for months. After having used every natural remedy you can think of to clear it up you finally go to the doctor who diagnoses you with a sinus infection. The infection clears up after taking the prescribed round of antibiotics but soon returns. The darn infection is confounding you! You have a “nagging” feeling that something else is going on.

You have a vivid dream about that you’re crying about the loss of someone close to you. In the dream they come to you and say, “Please stop crying. I’m okay.” You reply, “I can’t. I’ve suffered so much loss.”

When you wake up the dream haunts you. You Google the meaning for dreams about loss and somehow your search leads  you to Louise Hay’s meaning of illnesses. It hits you as you read that the meaning of post nasal drip is “inner crying” due to loss. You lost someone you loved 9 months ago and that’s when the symptoms began. You break down in tears and the crying goes on and on. You acknowledge that you still feel the pain of this terrible loss. You begin to apply EFT over the course of the next week to the loss of your loved one to clear the grief and finally the annoying post nasal drip clears up.

You’re intuition was communicating to you through your body’s symptoms. You didn’t allow yourself to fully process and grieve for the loss you suffered so your body was crying on the inside. Now that you’ve dealt with it you’re okay again.

Thank goodness for the filtering system we have and the technology of intuition to bring this vital information forward when we need it.

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Intuition, Mercury Retrograde & Mishaps

Intuition, Mercury Retrograde & Mishaps

A flat tire on a Mercury Villager van.

Intuition, Mercury Retrograde & Mishaps

If you’ve felt a bit tongue-tied or suffered from fuzzy thinking for the last few weeks you are feeling the effects of Mercury Retrograde.

FYI: Mercury will be retrograde from June 7 through July 1.

When the planet Mercury, also known as the “Trickster,” which rules the thinking process, communication, short trips, transportation, commerce and contracts to name a few things, appears to go backward (retrograde) in the heavens it often creates delays and or mishaps in these areas of our lives.

Typical Mercury retrograde mishaps can result in…

  • delays of all kinds
  • making errors in your checkbook that cause you to be overdrawn
  • forgetting to put stamps on bills when you mail them
  • payments being charged twice to a credit card
  • fraudulent use of one of your credit cards
  • snafus and delays when traveling
  • problems with your car
  • problems with purchases of electronic devices and communication devices bought during this time
  • contracts having to be renegotiated or falling apart
  • spelling errors and editing errors

I’ve experienced every one of these during various Mercury retrogrades.

Mercury retrograde can cause us to overlook details and make mistakes due to the “fuzzy mindedness” we experience during this period. And it is for this very same reason that we also tend to overlook our intuition during this time too so beware.

My recent Mercury Retrograde mishap:

On the day Mercury went retrograde I was driving when I hit a pothole. Immediately an image came to me of a time years back when a wrench had pierced my tire and caused a flat tire. (That happened during a Mercury Retrograde too). I heard myself think, “I hope I don’t get a flat tire.”

I didn’t get a flat tire that day but a week later I did have a flat in the parking lot of the grocery store. As I pushed my cart toward the car I noticed the flat and saw glinting in the sun a shiny new nail wedged in between the treads of my tire.

After going through the aggravation of getting someone to change my tire and then taking the flat one to be repaired the next day it came to me.

When the mechanic showed me the extraordinarily long nail that he’d pulled out of my tire I suddenly knew exactly what had happened. 

A neighbor was having a new roof put on his house. I needed the contractor’s number so I pulled up alongside of his truck to jot it down. Earlier, I had planned to walk down the street to get the number off the truck but a few things had cropped up at home and I didn’t have the time so I thought I’d get it on my way grocery store.

I had this weird feeling that I shouldn’t pull up so close to the truck because often contractors are careless and drop all sorts of things they never bother to pick-up but, I ignored it. I was in a rush and too focused on getting the phone number and that is most likely how this very, very long nail got into my tire.

My intuition tried to warn me to be careful about getting a flat twice but I had not paid attention.

During another Mercury retrograde period years ago I was driving a car that was approaching 9 years old and had been feeling for many months that it was time to buy a new one but had put it off. I had been saving money and wanted to wait until my next big commission check so I could by the car outright instead of financing it.

Suddenly the transmission slipped and I had no control over the accelerator! I carefully guided the car off the highway to the side and just as I did the transmission kicked back in. I was so relieved that I forgot all about the urgent feeling I had about buying a new car.

Two weeks later I was in a minor accident when a woman driving a huge Suburban hit the back of my car at the light. The damage to my car was declared a total loss and I had to practically give the car away for nothing to the dealer to take it off my hands. If I had listened to my intuition and gotten a new car when I first began getting those “urgent feelings” or at least right after my transmission slipped I would have been able to trade it in toward a new car.

Don’t let Mercury the Trickster mess with you during this retrograde make sure you pay extra special attention to your intuition from now through the first week of July.

Have you felt the effects of Mercury Retrograde? Did you have an inkling from  your intuition that you ignored? Share your experience with us in the comments section.

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8 Ways to Heal Pain and Release Your Incredible Power (and a quiz!)

8 Ways to Heal Pain and Release Your Incredible Power (and a quiz!)

Heal emotional pain

How emotional pain imprisons you

Pain springs from many sources. Most common is a loss of some type such as the loss of a loved one, loss of a relationship, loss of job and income, loss of your health, loss of sense of self and the loss of a way of life you previously had such as through divorce. The source of the emotional pain may be different but the results are the same; imprisonment by your pain.

Pain holds you hostage. When you’ve been wounded deeply the result is trauma and standing still with your life for fear of being open and vulnerable to more pain. Pain keeps us frozen in place for years unless it’s addressed. Is your emotional pain paralyzing you?

Measure your pain.. Take the quiz:

1. Have you suffered incredible loss such as the losing someone close to you, lost a job/career, income, financial stability, your health, gone through a divorce?

2. Do you long to change your life but feel afraid of stepping into the  unknown?

3. Do you yearn for a greater, bigger more fulfilling life?

4. Do you feel confused about your direction?

5. Are you overwhelmed because you’re working harder than ever before?

6. Does your indecisiveness lead you to contemplate giving up at times?

7. Are you uncomfortable opening up and asking for help?

8. If you were to review your life over the last few years would you notice not much has changed?

If you said yes to two or more of these questions your emotional pain is holding you back from achieving your goals and living a life you love.

How pain paralyzed me

After the economic melt down in 2008 my income declined dramatically. The following year it declined again and every year after that. I went from spending without a care to living in lock-down mode not buying a thing I didn’t have to. I sold my home to conserve my resources. If I had stayed in my house I would have burned through a retirement account it had taken me twenty plus years to acquire.

The industry I was in was decimated by the financial crisis. I frantically applied for jobs in other industries only to be turned down. No one would hire me because I had no experience outside of this one area.

I didn’t know what to do with myself to rebuild my income. I remained in the industry I knew just to stay afloat and changed employers a few times hoping things would get better. By the time I was making some money again I had lost interest in my career and it became a huge chore to do it again day in and day out. But I so feared not having an income that I remained stuck by refusing to walk away from my job for the “security” it gave me. Then one day I woke up and knew I just couldn’t do it anymore.

Release your emotional pain

I realized I had allowed my pain to imprison me in a life I didn’t love. My fear of loss of income kept me working full time. Every other spare minute was spent writing and publishing and having private sessions with clients. Honestly, I didn’t think I was going to make it through some days. I had too much to do, too many obligations and responsibilities, too little time and no support.

The moment I comprehended what my emotional pain was doing to me I had a mental shift and opened to the possibility of reaching out for help. I saw that “staying afloat” was not the same as living. I allowed myself to begin dreaming again and I remembered that I had big dreams.

Empower yourself

Connecting to my pain and seeing how much it was costing me to “stay afloat” in order to avoid the fear of the unknown empowered me and turned on the “lightbulb above my head.”

“Your wound is the place where light enters you.” –Rumi

I realized that my fears about the loss of money had kept me stuck at a certain level for far too long. I committed right then to do things differently from that moment on. I felt my enthusiasm for life returning. The next day I woke up excited about the prospect of changing my life.

The more enthused I became about playing full out and going after what I wanted the more wonderful opportunities came to me. By not being afraid any longer I had released a flood of power that had been frozen inside of me. This wave moved me forward smoothly, easily and most effortlessly.

Realizing how your emotional pain has been holding you hostage can inspire an epiphany and empower you to move forward just as easily too. You just need to know the system to be released from your pain and have those prison gates open.

The simple 8 step method for releasing the power trapped beneath your pain:

1. Acknowledge the pain. Sometimes the pain is too great. You don’t want to look at it because looking at it opens the wounds again. The problem is that cramming a painful memory way down is not a solution. The pain is frozen mass inside that blocks the circulation of life energy. Bringing it up to the surface of your awareness where you can heal is what releases the power to move forward in your life.

2. Forgive. Forgive yourself and anyone else whom you believe may have contributed to the situation. For example, I was angry about what happened in my industry and about how my my lucrative career had been taken away. To find who or what to forgive look to what you’re angry about. Forgiveness frees you from dragging this painful burden around with you. It gives you permission to live again!

3. Be grateful. Find the good in everything. There is always a silver lining no matter how things appear. For example, now I see that had my industry not imploded I would not have had the opportunity to grow and change. I wouldn’t have developed the desire to have my own business either. It’s actually been a great lesson. Where you can you be grateful and find the good in your own situation?

4. Focus on what you want. The more attention you give to the things you don’t like or want in your life the more of your awareness they consume. Start thinking about what you do want instead. Allow yourself to dream and dream big! When a situation or condition arises that you would rather not have in  your life ask yourself what you would like instead? Play that scenario over in your mind rather than the one you dislike.

5. Claim your good! Staying afloat is not living and it is certainly not claiming the good the Universe has in store for you. When we allow our pain to paralyze us we live each day just to get through it. This fearful attitude keeps our good at bay. You are here to live up to your highest potential and to have, be and do whatever you desire but you have to claim your good. To claim your good believe you deserve to live a better life.

6. Tame your fears. I love this quote from Mark Twain: “I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.” The truth is that most of what we fear never happens. Fear is imaginary and keeps us from jumping fully into our lives. Make a vow to stop worrying and listening to your fears.

7. Listen to your intuition – it knows the way. Your intuition is that voice inside that keeps nudging you to be more, to live up to your potential and go after what you want. If you follow your intuition you will not fail to bring forth the exciting life you dream of. You stop listening to your intuition when you allow your fear to be the predominant voice you listen to. You wouldn’t have this voice inside pulling you toward accomplishing certain things if you already didn’t possess the capability and power to achieve them.

8. Get support. There’s a mystique especially in Western culture that upholds the lone individual as a hero and role model. It’s not the reality. Everyone needs support. Everyone needs community. Everyone needs to learn from more successful people. Find a mentor, hire a coach or join a mastermind. The truth is if you could have done it alone you would have done it already, right?

What power would you release if you dealt with your pain? What has holding onto your pain really cost you? Join the conversation. Leave a comment.

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