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Sometimes I Get In My Own Way


Monday, March 24, 2014

Why do I feel this happens?

I think the biggest reason is fear.

I saved this blurb about fear I read recently in a post on zenhabits, "The Universe of a Single Task" zenhabits.net/everything
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because it rang oh-so-true to me:

"Notice your fear. Sometimes, we resist a task, procrastinate on it. I mean, not you, of course. Most other people procrastinate. This procrastination is rooted in fear, and so the trick is to see the fear, to feel it in your body, to accept it as part of you and not “wrong”. Then to give it compassion, and act anyway, in the moment. Don’t let your mind run away from the task."

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This journey I'm on... it's full of twists and turns, sometimes the pace feels incredibly fast, other times it's super slow, and sometimes in the middle of it all I realize I've gotten in my own way.

The important thing then is to get out of my own way by picking myself up, dusting myself off, and continuing because everything I want is on the other side of fear and I need to get past it.

Doesn't matter if it's second by second, minute by minute, or hour by hour, just as long as I continually put one foot in front of the other and keep going.




What about you? Have you identified a reason or reasons why you sometimes get in your own way? What have you done to help yourself get past it?

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HAZELFRUIT 3/25/2014 5:05PM

    Yes, all the time. It's a constant problem. I try to break things down into smaller chunks and cross them off my list as they are done. Baby steps.

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123ELAINE456 3/25/2014 2:05AM

  I have a lot of fear in my life too. I think everyone does at time. You have to work though it. God Blessings Always. Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care.

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123ELAINE456 3/25/2014 2:05AM

  I have a lot of fear in my life too. I think everyone does at time. You have to work though it. God Blessings Always. Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care.

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NELSONCHERYL59 3/24/2014 7:54PM

    my recovery meeting today talked about rigorous honesty, that's what i try to do with my fear,face it honestly, look it square in the face, face it, share it with someone else, and walk through it or sometimes, stand still and feel it, which then allows me to walk through it and get to the other side...

thanks for sharing - good blog
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SUNNYSIDEUPMARY 3/24/2014 10:30AM

    Thanks for sharing, CherylAnne! This post and the link speak to me, though it is more a feeling inside me, not a coherent thought in my mind as yet. This will take some thinking, some staying in the present. Thank you!

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GAILANN48 3/24/2014 10:29AM

    I think sometimes I get in my own way is by wanting to satisfy a want right now instead of keeping the long view in sight. It's embarrassing to admit because I see it as an immature attitude. And at some point I have to accept the responsibility for my attitudes about food as well as my actions. Maybe that's what growing up in this aspect of my life is all about.

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DEEGIRL50 3/24/2014 10:22AM

    I do get in my own way. I haven't figured out why yet. I'm glad you were able to pick up and carry on!
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LAILATN 3/24/2014 9:55AM

    Fear is a HUGE part of my life, unfortunately. The best things I've ever done have all been things I was afraid to do - but i pushed past it. I need to remind myself of this daily!

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KATIBUG49 3/24/2014 9:30AM

    This was really a great blog to read at this point in my life, I'm not sure I can answer it. All I know is I hit a good point & then for some reason I stop!

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BIGPAWSUP 3/24/2014 8:50AM

    I'm not certain yet why I sabotage. Glad you are getting a handle on yours.

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AKATHLEEN54 3/24/2014 8:32AM

    I get in my own way by convincing myself that I am doing everything right and its not working when the truth is I'm NOT doing everything right. I try to place blame on anything but myself. I was trying to change my plan since the Lenten season began by counting calories thus I rationalized that I could still eat ice cream if I counted it. Well, I didn't measure out my portions and continued to eat WAY more ice cream than I should. Ice cream is my downfall. So as of today there will be no more ice cream. Hopefully this will be my catalyst. I'm not saying that I will never eat ice cream ever again (that would just be non realistic) but for now it is something I need to do to get around my roadblock. emoticon

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NELLJONES 3/24/2014 8:07AM

    My procrastination is based on laziness, an unwillingness to do something hard. Ten minutes feels like it should be quite enough. Alas, most goals take longer.

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RIDLEYRIDER 3/24/2014 7:42AM

  I get past it by making a change, small, but effective. It works!

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