What’s Holding You Back?

What's Holding You Back

Something is holding you back from achieving the success you desire.

Be honest with yourself.

  • Why aren’t you living your life on your terms?
  • Why are you not achieving all your dreams?
  • What happened to get you off track?
  • Who or what do you think is holding you back?

The simple answer is YOU. You are holding yourself back.

“If you wait to do everything until you’re sure it’s right, you’ll probably never do much of anything. “~Win Borden

No one can hold you back but you. No matter what has happened in your life or the relationships you are in, IT‘S YOUR LIFE and it’s 100% your choice on how you live it.

  • Do you believe that you are not good enough, smart enough, or deserving of achieving your dreams?
  • Do you convince yourself that you could never be or achieve what other people do?
  • Do you fill your mind with negative self-talk all day long replaying over and over all the reasons why you are inadequate and unworthy?
  • Do you listen to what other people think you should do?

Maybe no one has ever believed in you. Maybe you have a traumatic past. Maybe your parents were absent emotionally or physically. Maybe life keeps knocking you down.

What’s your excuse?

Do you blame your current situation on outside circumstances?

Do you blame the economy, your family, your friends, your enemies, politicians, the weather, your boss, your lack of education, your weight, or your race or your gender?

Sure all those factors exist to a certain extent, but they are not the deciding factor. No one would ever succeed if that were the case.

Lots of people overcome limiting factors.

For every excuse you may have, there is someone who has overcome that excuse and succeeded.

It isn’t your environment or circumstances that stop you from achieving your dreams – it’s YOU!

It’s your limiting thoughts and self-destructive behaviours. It’s your lack of attention to your intuition, your thoughts, and constructive feedback from others.

Instead you waste time complaining and paying attention to trivial things. You spend more money than you have, and dump garbage into your body.

I have one thing to say to all that – STOP!

Yes, just stop.

Stop thinking all those negative, self-depreciating thoughts. YOU ARE WORTHY! You do deserve to have every single one of your dreams become a reality.

You are responsible for the choices you make and your own life.

Your beliefs keep knocking you down.

If no one has ever believed in you, start believing in yourself. If you don’t believe in yourself, how do you expect other people to believe in you? Your past does not determine your future. Learn from it. Grow from it, but know it is the past. I believe in you.

Even if someone told you for your entire life that you were nothing, it’s time to change that.

You cannot change the past but you can create your future.

Take control of your mind and emotions. Take control of your LIFE! Because you are worth it.

About the Author

Heather WIlsonHeather E. Wilson is the founder and CEO of The Canadian Coach, a directory and membership platform designed to unite, support and promote Canadian coaches. She's a successful business coach, speaker, author (Your Life According to You!), warrior, change-maker, risk-taker, and adventurer all rolled into one dynamic package.