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So What Is Stopping You From Achieving Something Big?

posted 20 Jun 2011, 19:43 by Neal Lynch

kids selling lemonade

A week ago my big sister Diane organised a Cancer Charity Event for 350 people, with luminaries present such as Ron Barassi, Jim Stynes and Jimeoin (Australian Icons) and raised over $50,000. She'd never done it before, she'd never dreamt of it before but 2 months ago, after having learnt of a good friend's battle she decided that nothing would get in her way and BINGO! Im very proud of her efforts.

Some questions you may have asked yourself…

  • What is holding me back?
  • What is interfering with my progress?
  • What habits do I have that are limiting my progress in this life?
  • What things am I saying to myself that are critical or negative?
  • I wonder why I repeat the same mistakes, fail even though I am hard working, gifted and driven?
  • I wish for more in your life?

Sometimes it is the little things that hold us back but history’s great teachers have kept things simple. Buddha told us that "A jug fills drop by drop." And Lao Tzu wrote “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. I like “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time” but that’s because I love Dad jokes.

Life usually seems complicated because we make it so. Most problems have solutions, even if it sometimes only requires us to think about the problem laterally until it no longer is perceived to be one anymore. Richard Branson faced with a cancelled flight and no way of getting out of an airport re-formed the "problem" into an opportunity. He chartered a plane, filled it with the disappointed passengers and then he flew for free.


So What Is Stopping You From Achieving Something Big?

Try this exercise by answering honestly the following questions:

1. What do you want to achieve?

2. In an ideal world have you the time, skills, money and desire to do it?

3. Why haven’t you achieved it yet, what has held you back?

4. How can you nullify / eliminate the negative influences?

5. What or who can support you going forward?

6. What now is your plan of attack?

Now share your answers with a mentor, friend or coach and get their feedback. Ask them to test your assumptions, desire and motivation.

Now get cracking and good luck!