• Sarah Farley

Get out of your own way!

Updated: Feb 5, 2020

How many times have you made a new year's resolution, a commitment or promise to yourself to do something but you never quite manage to see it through. Maybe you know that something needs to change but you keep putting of making that first step.

You're not alone in throwing those new year's resolutions by the wayside or making up some excuse to not do what needs doing. Over the years, I've had many dreams and self-made promises to myself that I've spectacularly failed at, or rather never even attempted to fail at. Like the book that's inside my head waiting to be put down on paper, the six pack that remains under there somewhere and the tickets that still need to be booked that will take me to Machu Picchu .

We all have some dream or hope that we would love to achieve, whether that's changing jobs, actually using the gym membership or simply feeling fulfilled and in control?

However, dreams so often remain just that - dreams - and there's a thousand reasons why nothing becomes of them but here are some of the most common ones:

Fear of failing


Lack of confidence

Waiting for the right moment - which by the way, will probably never arrive.



Fear of what others might think

You might get hurt along the way

and so many more.

The majority of time, the reason we fail to make any progress is because we get in the way of ourselves.

We come up with all sorts of reasons as to why today is not the day to do something.

If I'm being totally honest with you, my main excuse is fear of failing. I have great intentions but if there's the slightest chance that I could fail then I'll put it off and yet, by not doing anything I have already FAILED!

Be honest with yourself.

What is it you really want to do?

What are your reasons for not doing it?

Write them down. Take a good look at your list and ask yourself which of these statements are actually true.

Then ask yourself

If I took action now, what would my life look like in a week, a month, a year?

So what is the first thing you need to do, it can be really small, such as sending an email or something much larger like saying 'Yes' to the thing that's scaring you? But remember that what may be a small step for one is a giant leap for another.

Regardless of the size of step, get out of your own way and just take it!

If you'd like to take the first step to making some changes in your life then get in touch and let's arrange your free sample session.

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