What do you really want to achieve in the next 6 or 12 months or 5 years?
We all have things we want to do. These could be fitness goals - run a 5k, walk every day, develop a gym habit or climb a mountain. They could be family goals - strengthen a relationship you may have neglected, do monthly activities as a family to create memories, go on a family holiday or eat dinner together at the weekend. Maybe you have fun goals - take up a new hobby, begin a course, visit someplace you've always wanted to go to, spend more time with your friends, learn a new skill or rekindle your love for something you loved as a child. Your goals might be financial - pay off debt, save for a holiday, sort out pensions and wills or increase your monthly income. Your goals could be in your job - get a promotion, jobshare or change career altogether. Finally your goals might be personal - improve your eating habits, develop a meditation or breathwork practice, read more books or become more mindful.
We all have goals but there are so many things that hold us back.
This is the fear that we will look stupid or people will judge us. It is also the fear of how we will judge ourselves or how tough it will be if we fail.
- Fear of stepping out of our comfort zone
There is a security in doing what we know, in not pushing ourselves. We know how to deal with the things that will come up but we will never achieve our goals or grow if we stay in our comfort zone.
- Beliefs about ourselves we have learned as we have grown
We all develop beliefs based on the people around us. Sometimes our parents developed beliefs that kept themselves safe but now, in this century, these beliefs are no longer relevant. Have you ever said to yourself "People like me can't .........." or "I never lose weight/ save money/ suceed in business"
These are all based on beliefs you have learned and so they can be unlearned
Sometimes this is the biggest fear. We are used to life as it is. Success brings changes and sometimes we subconsciously fear those changes.