What stops us from living the life of our dreams? The life we want for ourselves? The one on our vision boards? The one we fall asleep thinking about? The one we spend our free time imagining—how happy and abundant and beautiful and loved we will be someday soon?

With our future so very bright, why is our drive to obtain it sometimes so dim?

I want you to take a moment right now and think about all of the obstacles getting in the way between you and your magical dream life. Every reason you have in your head for not making forward progress toward your fabulous future, write it down on a piece of paper, and then take note of which ones might be coming from within.

Procrastination. Limiting beliefs. Not prioritising ourselves. Waiting for permission. Not asking for help. There are all sorts of ways we hold ourselves back from the happiness and success we truly desire and we truly deserve.

It might be masked under an excuse that sounds perfectly valid too: “I don’t have enough money”. “I want to lose weight before I really go for it.” “I’m waiting until my ducks are in a row.” “My friends and family might not approve.” But if we are really honest with ourselves, we’ll often find that those rules about our timeline are lies we tell ourselves to keep us safe and comfortable. And you are SO MUCH better than the sneaky nonsense your ego presents as the truth.

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Lara Young Business Coach