Blasting Through Barriers to Change

Blasting Through Barriers to Change

We live in a world where looking at the positive is more “in” than ever. I’m a believer. Gratefulness, seeing the glass half full, ‘reframing’; these are all good things.

There is a trap though that we can fall in to. We can too quickly minimize the real challenges and barriers and therefore not have the right strategy to overcome them. Or we can lack adequate emotional processing of them to not unwittingly cart them around with us far too long.

Our logical brain knows that there is absolutely no impact on the facts by prolonging seeing the Dr. about a suspicious lump. It simply delays treatment when it is a real problem and delays the sense of relief if it’s nothing. People still do this though. We do it with the changes we want to see in our lives too.

There is something very enticing about ignoring and minimizing things that feel overwhelming. Sometimes it is even wise if we don’t have the resources and capacity in that moment to deal with something. The trick is to not delay any longer than necessary.

So, while remaining open to seeing the positive and while practicing gratitude, let’s also stare our very real barriers in the face so they don’t get to have undue influence on our futures!


  • Fear
  • Lack of knowledge
  • Insufficient support
  • Faulty thinking - “I can’t”, “I don’t deserve to”, “I’ve tried before and it won’t work”, etc.
  • Associated pain and disappointment
  • Lack of resources - financial, time, energy, etc.
  • Low drive to see something through

Obviously the list can be endless.

Think of something you would like to be different in your life - at home, at work, as a parent, wherever, and try out some of these questions.

  • What are the top 3 things that get in the way of the change I want to see?
  • What would need to be different in me in order to get to my goal?
  • Who do I see living the way I’d like to be living - and - what questions would I like to ask them?
  • What strengths do you have that would be relevant to overcoming this barrier?
  • How has this barrier been impacting you? What costs have you been paying?
  • If I let go of the big picture for a moment, what is one small step I could take now?
  • Is there something comfortable or comforting about not pursuing this change?
  • What is the worst thing that could happen if I moved towards this change? Can I live with that?
  • How can I acknowledge my fears and pain connected to this so that they can’t control me any longer?
  • What resources would support me in creating successful strategies to move past the barriers?

Well, that felt good, you know I love asking questions! (Rest assured, I have people asking me tough questions too, lol.)

Happy pondering!

As a result of some of my growth strategies you will see a change coming now in my blog posts. In addition to coaching and supporting individual growth and development I’m wanting to support the growth and development of couples. Luv Life Coaching is my company for this work and starting next week I’ll be alternating weeks between Capacity Building Coaching blog posts and Luv Life Coaching posts.

Obviously, I’d love you to join me in both of these adventures but the choice will be yours! If you wish to subscribe to my new Luv Life Coaching blog, you can click HERE.

Note that if you subscribe, you will still be receiving one blog post from me a week, just now split between both companies! 

Until next week,

Marilyn

17 comments (Add your own)

1. wrote:
Good information. Lucky me I recently found your site
by chance (stumbleupon). I've saved it for
later!

Thu, May 2, 2019 @ 10:44 PM

2. wrote:
I relish, result in I discovered exactly what
I used to be having a look for. You've ended my four day long hunt!
God Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye

Fri, May 10, 2019 @ 2:47 PM

3. wrote:
I go to see day-to-day some blogs and blogs to read articles or reviews,
except this web site offers feature based content.

Sat, May 11, 2019 @ 3:19 AM

4. wrote:
When someone writes an paragraph he/she retains the idea of a user in his/her brain that how a user can understand it.

Therefore that's why this article is outstdanding.

Thanks!

Sat, June 1, 2019 @ 12:40 PM

5. wrote:
If some one wants to be updated with latest technologies therefore he must be pay a quick visit
this web site and be up to date every day.

Wed, June 5, 2019 @ 3:12 PM

6. wrote:
I used to be suggested this web site by means of my cousin. I am no longer certain whether or not this post is written by means of him
as nobody else realize such distinct about
my difficulty. You're incredible! Thanks!

Fri, June 14, 2019 @ 7:33 AM

7. wrote:
I am actually glad to read this webpage posts which
carries tons of useful data, thanks for providing these data.
natalielise plenty of fish

Thu, July 25, 2019 @ 10:24 PM

8. wrote:
I will right away grab your rss as I can't find your email subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service.

Do you've any? Kindly permit me know so that I could subscribe.
Thanks. pof natalielise

Fri, July 26, 2019 @ 4:03 AM

9. wrote:
Howdy! Do you know if they make any plugins to help
with Search Engine Optimization? I'm trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I'm not seeing very good results.
If you know of any please share. Appreciate it!

Tue, July 30, 2019 @ 4:59 PM

10. wrote:
Attractive element of content. I just stumbled upon your weblog and in accession capital to assert that I get actually loved account your blog posts.
Any way I'll be subscribing in your feeds and even I achievement you get right of
entry to consistently fast.

Tue, September 24, 2019 @ 8:22 PM

11. wrote:
Your mode of telling the whole thing in this article is genuinely good, all be able to simply understand it, Thanks a lot.

Fri, October 25, 2019 @ 12:24 AM

12. wrote:
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on coconut oil benefits.
Regards

Tue, October 29, 2019 @ 2:34 AM

13. wrote:
Hi there! Someone in my Facebook group shared this website with us so I came to give it
a look. I'm definitely loving the information. I'm book-marking and will be tweeting this to my followers!
Wonderful blog and terrific style and design.

Wed, November 20, 2019 @ 7:47 PM

14. wrote:
Now I am ready to do my breakfast, later than having my breakfast coming yet again to read more news.

Tue, December 3, 2019 @ 8:03 PM

15. wrote:
This post is invaluable. When can I find out more?

Sat, December 7, 2019 @ 8:52 PM

16. wrote:
Pretty component to content. I simply stumbled upon your weblog and in accession capital to claim that I get actually
loved account your blog posts. Any way I will be subscribing in your
augment or even I success you get entry to constantly rapidly.

Sun, December 8, 2019 @ 11:27 PM

17. wrote:
Hi, the whole thing is going perfectly here and ofcourse every one is sharing information, that's genuinely good, keep
up writing.

Mon, December 9, 2019 @ 7:08 AM

Add a New Comment


code
 

Comment Guidelines: No HTML is allowed. Off-topic or inappropriate comments will be edited or deleted. Thanks.

Events Calendar