When somebody (including me) is having trouble doing something, I like to ask, “What’s getting in the way?”
Within the past week, I’ve asked “What’s getting in the way?” about
- doing one’s taxes,
- being more assertive,
- joining an organization,
- eating better,
- sending an email,
- making a phone call,
- getting out of the house,
- attending a therapy session,
- stating a need,
- accepting compliments, and
- saying what’s left unsaid.
Is there something you’re having trouble doing, here and now? Take a moment and ask yourself, “What’s getting in the way?”
Is fear part of the answer?
What’s getting in the way of us getting fear out of the way?
What’s getting in the way of my sharing my photos today? What’s getting in the way is my fear that I have only four new photos and 25% of of them include language that might get in the way.
What’s getting in the way of your leaving a comment?
Nothing is getting in the way of my expressing my thanks to all who helped me get out of my own way to create today’s blog post and — of course! — to YOU.