What holds me back.

What holds me back.

Have you ever come to a point in your life where you seemed blocked or you just couldn’t make a decision?

I know I sure have and when I reflect on those times I usually find that fear is what holds me back.

I remember one time when I was offered a fantastic career opportunity.  Ken, the owner of the business I worked for sat me down and presented his offer.  He then asked me “what do you think”?

I can remember it like it was yesterday.  I smiled and said, “I’m so honored that you would trust me with this opportunity”.

He said, “I hear a BUT coming.”

I said, “I’m afraid I’ll fail”.

Ken said, “Patti you can’t fail.  You haven’t failed yet so push through that fear.”

I asked him “how do you know I won’t fail?”  He said, “you invest your heart and soul into everything you do.  When you do that you’re investing in your own personal growth and when you invest in yourself is impossible to fail.”


Have you been hemming and hawing about making a change?  Is it time to stop the negative self-talk and take the plunge?  Are you afraid to look at your comfort zone and say, “screw you”?

The next time you experience a situation where you know fear is holding you back, remember what Ken said to me; when you invest your heart and soul into your own personal growth it is impossible to fail.

That’s it for today.  Hope you have a sparkling day!



P.S.  If you’re looking to make changes to improve your overall wellness, my Three Pillars of Wellness program might be of interest to you.  Just contact me below and let’s set up a time to chat.

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