What is Holding You Back?

What is holding you back from having better, deeper relationships with the people in your life?

What is holding you back from achieving the goals you have?

What is holding you back from being the kind of person you want to be?

What is holding you back from living the kind of life you want to live?

What is it?

It’s a question we often ask ourselves and wonder at the answer.  I can’t speak for you or anyone else, but what I’ve found in my life personally, is that every. single. time.  I’m being “held back” the real reason isn’t external circumstances and environment.  I like to blame it on those things, but usually, I’m just using those things as an excuse, because when I really want to make something happen, I’ll figure out a way to do it.

God gives us free will; we can proactively exercise our ability to make choices for our life or we can passively accept the default of whatever the people and circumstances around us dictate.

To change the perspective a bit, instead of asking “What is holding me back?” flip it around to “What can I do, to move myself forward?”   It puts things in a totally different light, and approaches the exact same situation, from a point of seeking solutions, instead of pointing fingers.

Before I finish, I want to make a note about the photo I choose for this post.  When selecting pictures, I try to choose one that fits the mood or theme of that particular post.  I choose this particular picture because I felt like it fit, but also because the person in it is my sister Katherine.  Of all the people in my life that I can think of, she probably embodies and is an example of this concept the best.  She has a proactive approach when it comes to life, and looks for ways to move forward instead of naming the reasons why she can’t.  She inspires me with her relentless motivation to get from point “a” to point “b” and the creativity she often employs to do so.  I want to be like Katherine in this area.

Annndd, that’s all folks.  Probably my shortest blog post ever, but sometimes it doesn’t take a lot of words to communicate a thought.  Usually, when I write, I have a concept or topic I know I want to write about but I struggle to title it.  This time, for some reason, the title just came to me as something I should write about, and the post followed. Go figure.  Why is it, as soon, as I think I have my brain figured out, it pulls something like that on me??

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