Learning How to Get Out of Our Own Way

Hi meaningful leader,

It’s awesome to see you here, thanks for stopping by. I’m excited because I have a good one for us this week. It involves growth, a key mindset upgrade and reaching goals.

I’m all about consistent growth and I love challenging myself. So one of the mindset upgrades I have gone through as part of my growth journey has been working on my self believe and braving up to do things outside of my comfort zone.

In the past, whenever I reached a goal that required me to stretch out of my norm to achieve it, the sound of my doubts and insecurities used to become deafening. So learning to get out of my own way and having faith in my abilities and experience, while quieting my concerns of what others may think of me, has allowed me to take chances that have opened doors for growth and success.

“You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.”

David Foster Wallace

Doing the hard things, the ones that make us uncomfortable, will become second nature once we learn to act – leaders are first movers. Instead of overthinking and anticipating everything that could go wrong, focus on all that can go great while keeping a realistic but positive approach. Remember that self-believe comes first. How can we expect others to believe in us, if we second-guess our every move?

As I shared with you last week, I’m in the process of publishing my first book. Authoring a book was big dream for me. When the outline of the book started to take shape, a bunch of doubts started to flood my mind. Who am I to write a book? Who would read something. I write? And many more of the sort. But again, by getting out of my own way, I’ll be able to share about my passion for leadership through my book and that makes me very happy and proud.

As I’ve stated in previous posts, failure is not the opposite of success, it’s a critical part of it. Failing is an essential aspect of learning and eventually succeeding, so don’t run from it, but embrace it. As John C. Maxwell puts it, action reduces fear and it increases courage. Don’t allow failure to be a bully in your life, it will if you let it. Many people get intimidated by fear, instead make failure your friend fail early, fail often and fail forward.

If you have a big dream inside of you that you wish more than anything to make a reality, but haven’t attempted a go at it for fear or perceived inadequacy, I want to invite you to reassess and get out of your own way with me today. Remember that both moving forward or staying stagnant are going to be hard choices, it’s just a matter of choosing which hard we are willing to live with.

I hope you found value here today. Please leave your comments, share with others and subscribe. It helps me to serve more people and reach more leaders out there.

Have an amazing rest of your week and God bless,



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