Life may present us with plenty of excuses, but the most common reason people don’t get what they want is because they haven’t give themselves permission to have it. Ask yourself, “How do I hold myself back?” Once you know the answer you can get out of your way. If you want to be the best you can be, you first need to give yourself permission to be that person.
If you don’t truly believe that you deserve to be happy, then any happiness you experience will be fleeting and short term. Once you make the decision to be happy, you have to get out of your own way and do everything you can to maintain and sustain that state in your life. Being happy is not a privilege – it is something everyone deserves. You have to give yourself permission to be happy. Nobody else can give it to you. There is nothing wrong with wanting more – more fulfillment, better relationships, deeper happiness, better health, more laughter. And there is no reason why you shouldn’t get everything you want from life.
Every time you find yourself thinking that you can’t do something, challenge your assumptions and identify the existence of limiting beliefs. Ask yourself, “Why not? What habits do I need to put in place and what behaviors do I need to support if I am to make this desire a reality in my life?” It’s only when our actions are aligned with our words that we start to achieve our full potential. The challenges may still be there, but if you genuinely give yourself permission to achieve your potential, you won’t let them get in your way.
It’s natural to choose consciously not to pursue a particular path and experience conflict when considering the impact of making a certain change. Life is seldom black and white, and it’s always worthwhile taking the time to ensure the path you are choosing is the right one for you.
Once you have discovered the ways in which you have relinquished permission, you are free to develop new thoughts, habits and behaviors that support the life you do want to have. Just because there is an obstacle in your path, that doesn’t mean you have to get off the road.