Have you ever felt like you’re so close to achieving your goals but you just can’t seem to cross the threshold?
If you have, you may have success blocks.
What Is a Success Block?
A success block is a subconscious effort to block you from achieving your goals! It may seem strange to think of your subconscious sabotaging you in this way, but I see it happening so often, you’d be surprised.
So what are some common blocks? And how do we get rid of them?
The most common success block is financial.
Do you find yourself avoiding dealing with finances? Do you not like to think about your financial situation (whatever it may be)? Do you find yourself always wishing you had more, but not really feeling like it’s in your power to GET any more?
Then you may have a money block. Abundance flows where your attention goes. If you’re constantly avoiding your finances, you’ll never have control of them. If you feel inadequate financially, you’ll never have the courage to do the things that can make you completely financially successful.
In other words… intention is everything. Be mindful of your current financial practices, and leave your subconscious out of your wallet!
Another common block is creativity.
Fear of failure or negative feedback can keep us from doing our best work!
Oftentimes, we don’t even realize this is happening until it’s brought to our attention by an outside force (a.k.a. me).
Do you find yourself shying away from ambitious projects or those outside of your comfort zone? Do you find yourself feeling negative about your creative efforts if they’re “outside of the box”?
There are so many emotions involved in a creative endeavor. This can easily create a fear of failure or inadequacy so great that our subconscious actually stops us from engaging in certain projects, or with certain ideas.
So how do we get rid of this block? Easy. Just do it!
Think of that project you’ve been afraid to start (whether you realized it or not). What’s the worst that can happen? It doesn’t turn out like you wanted it to? It may seem simple when you think about it… the consequences aren’t really that bad.
So go for it. Do that project, try that idea out. Without your subconscious blocking you, it may turn out to be your best one yet!
The problem with success blocks is that they block you from thinking! Because all the “thought” happens subconsciously, under the radar, you never REALLY had a chance to think about the project or idea. The decision was made for you with you even knowing it.
That’s why our main defense against success blocks of ANY kind is bringing them into the conscious brain, for true deliberation. Sometimes, meditation can be helpful here, but it’s also just nice to have a true open conversation with yourself. Get all your fears out in the open, and allow yourself to recognize them for what they are… thoughts and emotions getting in the way of your success.
Once you do that, you’ll have successfully conquered your blocks and can get back to learning, growing, and… being successful!