What Holds You Back?

What holds one back? What holds you back? Have you ever asked this question to yourself? If not, then please do it right away.

I believe each and every individual breathing in this universe wants to attain his own sanctum sanctorum at some or the other point of time. No matter how enormous the difficulties seem to be, that urge to take a plunge in the ocean of dreams and pick up the best one for self keeps burning deep inside.

Then what makes one different from another one? How does one outperform the other?

What holds one back? What holds you back?

Have you ever asked this question to yourself? If not, then please do it right away.

Instead of comparing our success with other’s success, instead of criticizing others, instead of blaming others for our present situation, we should ask this simple question to ourselves, that why are we not doing anything for ourselves, what is holding us back and how do we overcome it?

Below mentioned few steps might be of some help:

  1. Identifying and acknowledging our fears.
  2. Writing it down, reading it aloud to oneself.
  3. Feel that fear, let it go down to your spine and get familiar to that fear.
  4. Ask yourself, what is the worst that can happen if I decide to face this fear?
  5. Once you are friends with your fear, start working on it.
  6. Be present, be in the moment.
  7. Take one step at a time, do not rush.
  8. Do not stress or pressurize yourself.
  9. Keep a record of your actions, monitor them.
  10. Be open to learning new things.

I am still a work in progress, I believe we all are 🙂 But if you ask me what fear I had or how did I overcome it? Here is the answer—

I loved writing, it was all good till I was writing in college or in my personal diary but when I learnt about blogging, it became a course of fear for me, but I wanted to do it because I wanted to write. I started writing and facing all my fears of writing one by one, my major fear was my grammar and my vocabulary. I always feared of writing something wrong, I sometimes asked my husband to cross-check my writing for me. But after writing 50 articles, I gained confidence, after getting a few comments on my blog I gained more confidence.

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Today I am writing my 200th article and all my fears are bygones. Through writing, I have learnt new words, met new people, understood a different perspective. I am still learning, trying to improve my vocab and learning new ways to be creative.


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About the Author

Priyanka Joshi

Single mom to a lovely daughter, blogger and Founder at Sanity Daily. An NLP practitioner, advocating Mental health since 2016. Among the top 15 Mental Health Bloggers, read in 60 Countries. Helping you priortise your read more...

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