Life will get better when you stop getting in the way: 5 proven tips to get you started

Jul 12, 2023 | Wellness

Maria Newman Coaching

We all find ourselves getting in the way of our own happiness, whether it’s through self-doubt, fear or simply getting stuck in unhealthy patterns.

The good news is, every morning when you get up you get to choose. You can decide to stand aside or you can continue on the same path and get the same results. You decide.

It is that simple.

If you’ve decided it’s time to move out of the way then let me help you do that.

I want to share with you 5 tips that will make a difference in your life. These tips will help you overcome obstacles, seize opportunities and find genuine fulfilment. You’ll read them and think, I already know this. However, knowing and doing are two different things.

It’s only in the doing that you will see a change.

When you put into action these 5 tips, they will help you to break free from those self-imposed limitations. They will help you to start living a life that is more aligned with your aspirations, values and true potential.

You deserve to experience the joy and fulfilment that comes with embracing your own journey.

So, are you ready to make a change?

Are you ready to let go of what’s been holding you back?

Great! Here are my 5 tips.

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Stop looking for perfection

Perfectionism is that nagging voice in our heads that tells us everything has to be flawless. Which is what leads to us getting caught up in this never-ending pursuit of an ideal that doesn’t truly exist.

But we also know that perfection is an unattainable goal. No matter how hard we try, there will always be imperfections.

If you keep looking for perfection you’ll miss out on incredible opportunities. You might find yourself paralyzed by the fear of making mistakes or falling short of your own high expectations.

When you let go of perfectionism, you give yourself permission to take risks, make mistakes, and learn from them.

I invite you to change your focus. Accept good enough is good enough. You will make more progress by taking imperfect action rather than waiting for perfection to happen.

Accept failure will happen

Failure is something we all face at some point in our lives, and I want you to know that it’s okay. Accepting failure as a natural part of life can be incredibly empowering.

When we fear failure, we often avoid taking risks or pursuing our dreams. We become trapped in a mindset that sees failure as something to be ashamed of or a sign of inadequacy. Failure is not a reflection of your worth or abilities. It’s simply an opportunity to learn and grow.

Instead of viewing failure as a negative outcome, see it as a stepping stone on your journey to success. Failure provides invaluable lessons and insights that can guide you towards a better future.

Remember, some of the most successful individuals in history have experienced multiple failures before achieving their breakthroughs. Failure is not the end, it’s a stepping stone to success.

Focus on your strengths

We all have unique talents and abilities that make us special. When you shift your focus to what you’re good at, amazing things happen.

Sometimes, we get caught up in comparing ourselves to others or obsessing over our weaknesses. Instead focus on your strengths, which are your superpowers. They are the fuel that propels you forward and helps you make a positive impact in the world.

So, take some time to reflect on what you excel at. What brings you joy and energizes you? Embrace those strengths and find ways to incorporate them into your life and work. When you do, you’ll feel a renewed sense of purpose and fulfilment.

Nobody is perfect, and it’s okay to have areas for improvement. By focusing on your strengths, you build confidence, resilience and a strong foundation for success. You’ll find yourself thriving and making a meaningful difference.

Find the courage to take the first step

Taking the first step towards your dreams can be scary, but it’s worth it. If you don’t find the courage to start, you’ll stay stuck in a cycle of wishing and wondering. Regret is a heavy burden.

You have the strength to overcome your fears, you just need to believe it. Acknowledge them, but don’t let them hold you back. Shift your focus to the positive possibilities that await you and surround yourself with supportive people who believe in you.

Taking the first step doesn’t mean having everything figured out. But it is the start of building momentum and that’s what will help you to progress.

Invest time and effort into your wellbeing

In the hustle and bustle of life, it’s easy to neglect our own needs and prioritise everything else.

If you don’t invest time and effort into your well-being, you might find yourself feeling exhausted, overwhelmed and burnt out. I don’t have to tell you that neglecting self-care can have detrimental effects on your physical, mental and emotional health.

It’s time to make yourself a priority. Take a step back and assess what truly brings you joy, peace and fulfilment. What activities recharge your batteries? What habits promote your overall well-being?

Investing in your well-being looks different for everyone. It could be carving out time for exercise, nourishing your body with nutritious food, practising mindfulness and meditation, or engaging in hobbies and activities that bring you joy.

Remember, self-care isn’t selfish. It’s essential.

You are capable of amazing things. So embrace your imperfections, learn from your failures and have faith in your abilities. Then take the first step, no matter the size, that will help you to move aside and will bring you closer to your dreams.

What will you do to get out of your way?


You might also like to read, Do you have the confidence to fail? 

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