Fill in the blank.

Something that is currently holding me back from reaching what I desire is _______.

About 2 weeks ago when I asked this question on Instagram, 90% of people had the exact same response.

Do you know what that was?

“Me.”

People said that they were holding themselves back.

This is so common – even I held myself back for such a long time.

I didn’t think I was good enough.

I would think of the dreams that I’d want and then I’d worry what other people thought if I showed up in the world that way.

Or, I would worry about looking stupid, failing, or not being the best at something.

Realistically, people looked at me and they thought I was super successful at what I did. In a lot of ways, I was – I had a great family, a great career, gave back to the community.

But the funny thing was that I was getting my own way because I only said yes to things that I was already good at. So of course I looked like I was good everything – I was setting myself up for that! The catch was, I’d only ever be good. I’d never be great or amazing or fantastic because I never was never putting myself in a situation where I had the opportunity to learn.

Today, my life has done a total 180. All I ever want to do now is put myself in situations that are new so that I can grow. This has built so much confidence!

Now, whenever I’m in a new situation and I potentially fumble, I know that it shows people that I’m human and give them a chance to be human too.

I want to encourage you that if you’re someone who keeps telling yourself you’re getting in your own way. You have to take radical responsibility for your life and until you do, you’re going to keep telling yourself the same old story. You have to start trying to do new things.

I want each and everyone of you to know that whatever your dreams and desires are, you can go after them today because you are worthy and you are enough.

If it’s not perfect, that’s totally okay!

You just have to start.

You have to start because momentum builds motivation which then builds confidence.

Email me today at carmen@carmenohling.com and let me know below if you’re someone who thinks you are getting in your own way. What is one thing you can take responsibility for and take action on? I’m happy to help you find your next first step.

Wishing you a ton of light and love,

Carmen

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