“Breaking through your self-imposed barriers (and they are self-imposed) is the greatest challenge you will ever face. Face them you must.”
- Mary-Frances Winters
In my over four decades as a martial arts instructor, and now in my work as a speaker, life-coach and workshop facilitator, I have been honored to guide a multitude of students, clients and audience members through the journey of breaking through obstacles in their life.
These areas of breakthrough can appear in many forms, such as; the desire to release body weight, improving one’s physical health, healing relationships, overcoming financial difficulties or creating the business or career of their dreams.
In our minds, these challenges can seem to exist completely outside of us in the difficult circumstances we encounter. We believe that if we just “fix” the outside, we will feel better on the inside.
However, I have come to learn that the genesis of breaking through any challenge begins first with our ability to directly and courageously face our inner fears and limiting beliefs. It is from this starting place that breakthroughs are then reached by taking consistent and inspired action to move through the inner AND outer obstacles before us.
It has been my experience that overcoming challenges and reaching breakthrough results of any kind come by engaging in three core principles and practices I call the “3 C’s of Creating Breakthroughs in Your Life.” These are:
In this first installment of this three-part series, I will discuss the first “C” to creating breakthrough in your life – Clarity of Vision.
Creating your clear vision for what you want can be found by answering three questions.
Having a clear vision of what you want to experience on the other side of challenge is a powerful tool for transformation. Rather than just focusing on the problems before you, get a clear vision on where you want to go and what result you will experience when you get there.
This does not mean you ignore the challenges you face. On the contrary, it means taking these trials head on, but doing so with a clear and inspiring vision for where you want to go.
Leaders know “what you focus on expands” and where your attention goes, energy will flow to assist you on your path to breakthrough.
Are you clear in your vision for where you want to go in your pursuit of achieving a breakthrough in your life?
When creating your BIG WHY, consider the following:
What is the BIG WHY that is inspiring you to breakthrough?
Empowering ways of BEing may include being courageous, confident, trusting, proactive, vulnerable, vibrant, creative, to name a few.
Some things to consider as you are identifying your most empowered states of being for this journey to breakthrough include:
So, there you have it, my friends. There is my take on the first of the “3 C’s to Creating Breakthroughs in Your Life” and creating a clear vision for you to pursue.
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In my next installment, I will take a deeper look at the second of the “3 C’s”, Creating Your Plan.
Until then, I challenge all of us to focus on creating the vision to breakthrough we desire, that will guide us in overcoming the personal obstacles before us so you can truly experience our best and most empowered selves.
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