Are you moving forward in life? Pursuing your dreams and aspirations? Rising to new levels? Or,
are you content with the status quo? If not, is something holding you back from improving in your job, your finances, your relationships and your spirituality?

I have always been a firm believer in personal growth. I am a voracious reader, love the library and am constantly “googling” things. What do you think is the one key factor that holds us back from moving forward in life? Take a guess.

After much research, I have come to the conclusion that the one key factor that is crucial to forward momentum in life is this: having an open heart and an open mind. This means to be open to infinite possibility, to believe that anything is possible because you know what? It is!

As we get older, our past experiences cause us to develop negative thought patterns. Psychologists call these neural pathways in our brains. We may not even be consciously aware of these connections, but they do exist. Although they are hidden deep in our subconscious mind, they impact the choices we make in our daily lives. The good news is they can be reprogrammed.

Like any good IT professional knows, a faulty If/then statement can lead a program into endless looping and isn’t that what happens to us a lot? We keep on repeating the same unhealthy patterns over and over and never break the cycle. So what is at the crux of all this? One four letter word.

Fear. And it’s two nasty cousins, insecurity and self-doubt.

These three little devils insidiously infiltrate our thinking and try to spoil the party. But we don’t have to succumb, because we have the power to change. Human beings are the only species who have the ability to control their minds. So, where does all this leave us?

Well, for more on this topic, stay tuned for my upcoming video where I’ll explain how to identify and remove the limitations that hold us back. Until next time, keep looking up!

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