Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sticky Floor? Take Your Shoes Off

by Kris Pitcher

In the career world we hear the term, glass ceiling. It refers to the invisible barrier keeping some from reaching the upper limits of the corporate ladder regardless of how accomplished they might be. There are invisible barriers all around us relative to our health and fitness pursuits as well.

Many of those are self imposed. Our heads are full of the "I can'ts" which drive our actions away from what we say we want. The problem isn't so much a glass ceiling, but that you may be keeping yourself on a sticky floor.

When I heard it phrased this way I had to share it with you. It's a perspective changing way to look at it. What are you doing to keep yourself planted on a sticky floor?

Are you carrying old ideas? Have you forgotten you have choices? Did you give up on your dreams? Or did you just forget to put one foot in front of the other day in and day out. It's easy to look at someone who is having success with their plan and think they have something special - something you don't have.

They don't. They simply clarified their values, turned them into goals, and worked toward them step by step. And then they kept doing it. They fed off their success creating a self-fulfilling prophecy. Positive reinforcement.

Sometimes if the floor is too sticky, we just need to take our shoes off. Get a fresh start by letting the rest go. Clean the floor, clean your feet, start over. There is no glass ceiling, and you're the only one in charge of keeping your feet anywhere.


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