Feeling stuck? Here's How to Break Free…
Most people who want more out of life seek out counseling or coaching because they are not willing to settle. They want to make a positive change in their lives, their careers, in their relationships, or in themselves, but have run out of ideas. They have tried everything that they, personally, know how to do to improve the situation… and it hasn't worked. They feel stuck.
If you've been feeling this way lately, I want you to know that 1) you're not alone, and that 2) I'm going to help you with this. Like right now.
Here's the big secret to getting unstuck: Self awareness. What nobody realizes, before entering personal growth work, is that “the problem” they've been trying to fix is not actually what needs their attention. Focusing on the circumstance, or the situation, is not going to move the needle for you. The answer is not outside. It's inside. Only when you identify the unconscious, inner obstacles that have been getting in your way will you start to move meaningfully forward.
Until that happens, you'll spin. (And seethe. And beat yourself up. And get increasingly frustrated.)
As frustrating and uncomfortable as this stuck place is, can be it's really an amazing opportunity in disguise. Why? Because it's often feeling ABSOLUTELY FED UP WITH STUCK-NESS that launches people into the life-changing journey of growth and soul-expansion that would not have been possible otherwise.
Often, this journey carries people through places inside themselves that they'd never even imagined existed. As people move towards empowerment, towards designing their lives, and towards “creating change” they often discover that the path is one of growth. Of personal evolution. Of compassion. Of self actualization. Sometimes, even one of healing.
This is a beautiful experience and one I believe passionately that everyone deserves. So on this episode of The Love, Happiness and Success Podcast I'm actually going to give you a “Master Class” of the main ideas that all our counseling and coaching clients arrive upon, eventually: The path to creating change outside yourself starts from within. Only by uncovering the inner, hidden obstacles that have been holding you back will you be able to move forward and create meaningful and lasting change in your life, your career, your relationships… and in yourself.
Self awareness is the first step of personal transformation. Only when you understand yourself, and the unconscious obstacles you've been wrestling with, can you make the changes that will actually help you break free.
How to Cultivate Self Awareness:
Step 1: Listen to the podcast to learn about the “four domains of stuck-ness” that people often get trapped by. See which resonates with you!
Step 2: Click here to take the “What's Holding You Back” quiz to find out which of these domains is the most powerful in your life.
Step 3: Then use your newfound self-awareness to take positive, and most importantly effective, action.
Step 4: Share your experiences in the comments. We all learn and grow from our connections with each other, after all… (I'll even go first).
xo, Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby
What's Holding YOU Back?
Music Credits: Sallie Ford, “Record on Repeat”