Empowering Yourself

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‘Once you stop holding yourself back you’ll realize that you can go as far as you want to go.”
Sonya Parker

We all have hopes and dreams, ambitions for achieving more in our lives. We all want to do something new, or let go of something that no longer serves us. So what keeps holding us back?

Many times, we are the road block on our path to success. It is our own doubts, fears, and insecurities that keep us from doing what we need to do to succeed.

Taking responsibility for our own life and our current situation can be one of the hardest things we will ever do but it is also one of the most empowering. Everyone has their own ‘blame story’ that they need to release. While these may all be valid events or situations, it is our response to those experiences that determines whether we are really holding our self back or moving our self forward.

Once we take responsibility for our own life, we can stop blaming others for our situation and stop being a victim. When we no longer think like a victim, we realise we can change our personal situation, we can choose to do things differently.

Do you have a ‘blame story?’ How can you begin to let go of that today? Many times it is about forgiving. Other times, it is re-framing the situation and choosing to look at things differently, in a more positive and constructive way.

“Perhaps the biggest tragedy of our lives is that freedom is possible, yet we can pass our years trapped in the same old patterns…We may want to love other people without holding back, to feel authentic, to breathe in the beauty around us, to dance and sing. Yet each day we listen to inner voices that keep our life small.”
Tara Brach

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