What would you say is the #1 factor that stands between you and making the change that you want to in life?
So many people continue to live lives of quiet desperation despite knowing exactly what it is that they want or desire – why is that?
Can you remember a time in your life when you knew you wanted something different, but for whatever reason you couldn't get unstuck, couldn't find your way out of being 'stuck in a rut' no matter how much positive energy you tried to use?
We recently surveyed a number of people that visit one of our sites and found the top barriers to change to include:
- low self-esteem
- an inability to take action
- fear of failing
- fear of what change might mean in my life
- not being sure of the path forward
Let us know which one of these hits home most for you, or perhaps you have another we have not yet heard…leave a comment by hitting the comment button at the top right of the post.
What is quite interesting about this list is that a good deal of these factors can either be eliminated or, at the very least, reduced by improving our own self confidence.
Fear, frustration, procrastination and uncertainty over our path are often associated with low self confidence. We gravitate to someone else's expectations because we don't fully trust our own. We fear the unknown NOT because of anything specific, but more because we are not sure in our ability to handle whatever comes our way.
Think about that for a moment…it is not any one specific event or occurrence we fear, it is the paralyzing fear of us not being able to handle whatever comes up that keeps us in comfortable situations – even if we badly want change.
Inside Attracting Greatness we outline the 5-Pillars of Greatness – confidence is right up there as the top pillar…fundamental foundation for all other change, achievement, growth and progress in our lives.
Next time you struggle with procrastination, fear or uncertainty – stop beating yourself up and instead work on improving your own self confidence…in the end that will get you over the hump.