It’s time to get out of your own way
This week I’ve been reflecting on all the ways I sabotage myself, get in my own way. And it’s a lot!
The additional effort and friction this adds to my everyday process is crazy, and quite frankly it’s going to burn me out!
This has included getting distracted online from the task or project in front of me; micro-managing at my practice rather than delegating, leveraging and trusting my team to handle things; committing to exercise first thing then sleeping in; eating poorly; forgetting my supplements; spending too much time in my room in the practice rather than keeping a presence; avoiding key conversations with my family and team…the list goes on.
All this serves to do is create friction, and friction negatively impacts flow!
So the question is why do I do this, if it’s going to create more work? It doesn’t make logical or rational sense. This is because it has nothing to do with conscious logic but rather, the emotional root deep down.
In my case there is some hidden belief (s) that are stopping me, belief’s that are buried in my sub-conscious that are running a particular script.
That script goes something like this. ‘You’re never going to run a million-dollar practice’; ‘You’ve never going to be successful enough to attract the team you need to help you leverage out of your practice’; ‘It’s all too hard, I’m never going to get a break, so why bother’. I’m sure this sounds familiar?
So what do we do? We make it harder for ourselves, and prove ourselves right. This is called a self-fulfilling prophecy.
So I’ve been thinking lately, how would my life look if I were to completely get out of my own way and simply step fully into my full potential? What would that look like?
Scary, what if I fail, what if I prove wrong, what if upset people….that’s my script popping its ugly head up…again!
So how would it be if I re-write my story and ‘let go’ of the past scripts.
Is it that simple? In some ways absolutely. It just takes repetition and practice.
Initially, thanks to the ego, the old scripts will pop up, that’s normal, but over time they will fade. All I need to do is acknowledge them and then let them go and keep doing this.
I then simply need to keep affirming my journey, goals and intentions, and then watch what happens without judgment.
It’s a bit like a roller coaster. Once you leave the start, there’s no turning back so you may as well let go and enjoy the ride.
About the Author:
Dr. Andrew Arnold (Chiropractor) is the ‘Practice Leverage Expert’; Principle Chiropractor and owner, Cranbourne Family Chiropractic and Wellness Centre; Accredited Business Coach; Founder, Million Dollar Wellness Practice and Partner, Wellness Leadership Academy. Andrew is married to Dr. Linda Wilson, the Stress Specialist and has two children, Isaac and Bella. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.