My question for you today is simple: “What’s your block of wood?”
What’s keeping you from moving forward might surprise you. Your obstacle may not be as big as you think.
The good news is you can do something about it today. Momentum can flood into your life once you remove one of these blocks of wood.
1. A Glass Lid You’re Not Lifting
Are you placing a glass lid today on:
Your potential to lead?
A project you don’t feel ready to start?
A position you feel you can’t live up to?
We are often our own worst enemy. What’s the first thing you think of when success comes into your life? If it’s not more success you may have an Upper Limit problem. An Upper Limit problem is when we sabotage our own success.
In the book The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level, the author Gay Hendricks, describes his own battle with his Upper Limit problem like this:
“I have a limited tolerance for feeling good. When I hit my Upper Limit, I manufacture thoughts that make me feel bad. The problem is bigger than just my internal feelings, though: I seem to have a limited tolerance for my life going well in general. When I hit my Upper Limit, I do something that stops my positive forward trajectory.”
2. A Personal Strength You’re Not Engaging
You may feel stuck today because your work isn’t aligned with your strengths. I believe each person has a core gift. Your core gift is something that comes easy to you and is super valuable to others.
Once you discover your core gift, it’s like moving a block of wood from under a locomotive. You suddenly have a new sense of passion and purpose.
Without engaging your personal strength, work can feel hard and frustrating. It reminds me of this quote from Albert Einstein:
“Everybody is a genius. But, if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it’ll spend its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
3. A Multitude of Counselors and Coaches You’re Not Using
You need people who are for you speaking into your life on a regular basis. There is safety in a multitude of counselors. Allow others to remove your block of wood for you. The big problem you see in your head may not be a problem at all.