Want No Obstacles??

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I admit I’ve always been one of those people who looks for a way to avoid obstacles! If there’s a better way to do something, I’m looking for it so that I can steer away from life and business challenges.

And I think it’s one of my better qualities!  I’m really good at looking at what works and how I can make it better. And I’m good at looking at what doesn’t work and figuring out whether it CAN work or if it isn’t worth saving!

HOWEVER…I came to understand this year that my fear of obstacles was causing me to create goals that weren’t big enough. I’d set a goal only as big as I could imagine the obstacles that might come up with that goal – and how I would get around them!

I had created a very limiting way of being in my business and personal life.  I tried squeezing myself into little small boxes because they felt safe and I could imagine the obstacles and challenges I might face…and how I would get around them.

Until one day, my soul said…”Enough!” And I was popped out of every secure, safe place I knew. Family, financial, emotional security….all gone. And obstacles?? Well they came swarming in to fill the void!

I have to say it was one of the most stressful periods of my life. The good part was there was no place to hide.  (Well, good in that spiritual way – you know that place where there’s nothing else to do but trust Spirit and KNOW that it would all be OK…eventually?!)

I just had to get up and show up every day. Set new goals for every part of my life. Get knocked down by some new obstacle and get back up.

Lesson learned?  If I want to avoid obstacles, I’m going to have to play REALLY small! If I want to step into who I’m called to be in the world, I need to set big goals and TRUST that I’ll find my way around any obstacle that comes up.  I don’t have to know how it’s all going to turn out any more.

And THAT is a huge relief!

Don’t want obstacles? Don’t set goals!

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