Is there something you are doing that is sabotaging you? Unhealthy habit? Negative self-talk? When we self-sabotage, it's like we don't believe that we deserve awesomeness. Or maybe that we deserve the negativity. Or sometimes it's the Impostor Syndrome where we think, "Who am I? There is someone that is better or smarter or more qualified, etc. so why even try." We close that door before we even attempt to see what's behind it. We think about 25 steps ahead instead of dealing with right now. We can't think about Step 25 if we haven't dealt with Step 1.
Are you putting things off? Saying that you'll do it "someday" or "as soon as..."? Especially this time of year, it's quite common. It's the end of year. It's cold and it gets dark early. The holidays are upon us and "we just don't have the time." This is what I hear a lot. Not having the time is a common phrase I hear ALL THE TIME. We all have the same 24 hours in a day. EVERYONE! It's not that we don't have the time. We are choosing to not make the time. Big difference. The original statement makes it seem like it's out of our control. The second statement is about ownership and how WE are the ones that create our time. Sometimes it's about starting with 5 minutes. Five minutes is better than no minutes.