If you keep struggling with the same goal year after year, try to identify what your blocker is.
It could be fear of success. It could be fear of failure. It’s possible to have both simultaneously.
Maybe you’ve been codependent and haven’t followed your heart because you’re acting on everyone else’s advice. Or you’ve been trying to please others to the point where you’ve lost sight of what you want. Perhaps you’re not even sure what it is you really want. That might be what you need to identify first.
It is OK to want something for yourself.
Maybe your blocker is the inability to ask for help. Please allow yourself to do this. I didn’t for most of my life…and I regret it.
A nurse actually studied the regrets of the dying. Do you want to know what the number one regret was:
I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
Did you feel a little twinge in your gut…maybe a little ache in your heart after reading that? I know I did.
I don’t want to be a deathbed regret story, and I know you don’t either.
So let’s identify our blockers, get help for them, and have a regret free year that paves the way to a regret free life!
(By the way, I wrote this post in a sunny room painted yellow. Just a little tip-a sunny room painted yellow is great for New Year’s inspiration.)
- What is your blocker?
- What is one thing you can do today to move toward your goal?