How do you manifest what you want when you can’t seem to get your act together? What’s going on? What’s stopping you?
You could say it’s a fear of failure. Or a fear of success, but there’s more to it than that. It’s also a matter of personal energy hygiene. Or to be more precise, a lapse in maintaining personal energy hygiene.
The term may be a bit confronting, but what does a lack of personal energy hygiene look like? What does it feel like?
It goes like this:
Fear of failure is not stopping you. What’s stopping you is the mental baggage you picked up after you failed last time. And the time before. And the time before that; ad infinitum.
You forgot to clear the mental baggage each time and now, it’s overflowed into an emotional burden. Too hard to bear, so you stop short of reaching the goals you set.
You sell yourself short. Others sell you short. Maybe on the odd occasion, and without conscious intention, you’ve sold others short. And you were left thinking: Was that really me? How did that happen?
Fear of failure is not the reason why you get stuck. Fear of failure is a symptom of having carried too much baggage for too long.
Picture this. Not one, but two backpacks. One, mental baggage. The other, emotional baggage. Two bags worth of weight dragging on your physical body. It’s exhausting just thinking about it. And overwhelming.
To break this cycle, some infrequently asked questions need to be considered. Actually, better still, these questions need answers. Specific answers.
- How much does your mental baggage weigh?
- How much does your emotional baggage weigh?
- And by the way, how much extra physical weight are you carrying?
- How long have you been carrying it?
- When will you put down your mental and emotional baggage and leave it behind?
- What do you need to do next to make this happen?