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3 things which prevent you reaching your full potential

Sometimes our thinking gets stuck. We can find it hard to move our focus beyond a thought which limits us and we fail to achieve our full potential. There can be unconscious barriers set up along the way and they can affect us throughout our lives. There are emotions and thought processes which we hold onto and unconsciously allow to dominate our reactions to our own thoughts, our environment and the things other people say and do. Consider these and how they affect you. Sometimes simply noticing can help us rise above these blocks.


Whether we realise it or not, our mind will often unconsciously create defences to protect us from perceived threats, leading to stress which manifests in a variety of ways. Perhaps you can imagine a small part of your mind unconsciously behaving rather like a meerkat sentry, constantly alert and looking for danger. Of course, sometimes there really are threats, but there are also times when although our rational mind tells us everything is okay, that little guard starts jumping up and down, shrieking ‘DANGER!’ This can manifest as an irrational phobia, but more often it is far more subtle leading to loss of confidence and the development of poor habits to protect ourselves. Overcoming the fear which stops us living the life we want begins by recognising and acknowledging our over-zealous protector and offering them and ourselves some peace.

Learned helplessness

You have quite probably seen the images of baby elephants being taken captive and being tethered to a stick in the ground by a chain. The little elephant soon learns that to fight against the strength of the chain is futile, so it stops. For ever. If it only realised that an adult elephant could snap the chain like cotton, things would be very different!  When we experience challenges, we quite naturally start to back away from those which seem too powerful.  Remember, you are not the same person you were last week, let alone 5, 10 or more years ago. 


Things people say have a huge impact on how we perceive the world and how we behave. Even throw away remarks can create enormous blocks. I’m sure everyone has been offered helpful little comments which have stayed with them and either prevented them from doing something they would otherwise like to do or provided excuses for behaviour we would like to overcome. These words can become so embedded that we start to use them ourselves and the only thing more powerful than external input is your own negative self-talk.

If you would like to know how I can help you overcome the things which have stopped you achieving more you can email me.  You can also go here for a free download which offers 5 Happiness Habits to help you start to Manifest Astonishing Growth Individuality Courage and Love


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