Design Your Year: Overcoming Obstacles

Taking Back Control

You may be faced with a multitude of blocks in your way and often the amount or sheer volume can be overwhelming.

  1. If it was easy to solve — what would need to be done?
  2. Where can you take back control with this issue?
  3. Who else needs to be involved and how?
  4. What is the first, small step you can take to begin to resolve it?
  5. In an ideal situation; how would you solve this issue?
  1. By whom?
  2. How can you help/encourage them to do it?
  3. What must you do? By when?
  4. What are the repercussions if you don’t do this?

Our Internal Obstacles

That brings us neatly onto our internal objections when we block ourselves somehow. This may be through our negative thought patterns — the stories and lies we tell ourselves from the simple “I’ll start my exercise regime on Monday” through to “You can’t do that, you are not confident/capable/experienced/skilled/[insert your own limiting word here] enough”

How are you getting in your own way?

Once you can see how you are stopping yourself from moving forwards the floodgates will open.

How can you get out of your own way?!

It’s easy to say “oh just stop thinking so negatively” but very hard to do it.



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Kate Bishop

Kate Bishop

Kate is a renowned career strategist, confidence guru & coach on a mission to make everyone’s Mondays feel as good as Fridays.