1. Face Facts: YOU may just be bump in road that's slowing you down.
Often most difficult step in getting out of one's own way is recognizing that you are indeed, in it. When you encounter problems in achieving your goals, carefully consider whether or not you are source of those problems.
2. You can do anything you want. However, you may not be able to do everything you want.
Most of time we get in our own ways by trying to do too much all at once. By working hard at trying to do everything we end up accomplishing very little. Concentrating on one or two projects at a time will actually increase your chances getting what you want.
3. To get a clear picture, you've got to focus.
Once you know which project(s) you will tackle, you must focus on what it will take to really do those projects. Create step-by-step plans for what you will do and when you will do them.
4. If it's on paper, it's a plan. If it's in your head, it's a dream.
Many are reluctant to actually put their plans down on paper. Putting plans to paper is first physical step to take towards achieving one's desires. Without a written plan most people will start a project but soon be distracted by many little things that pop up.
5. Just because you're moving doesn't mean you're getting ahead.
A sure sign of a person getting in their own way is when they are working very hard, but not getting any closer to achieving their goals. (This is also one of most frequent effects of not having a written plan.) To move forward you must take proper actions at proper times.
6. Not choosing IS choosing.
Another roadblock we create is by over-thinking our options to point of inactivity. "I could do A, B, or C" we tell ourselves. "I better think about it." Then we proceed to ponder.... but we never actually decide. What we're really doing, though, is deciding to do nothing. But guess what? If you do nothing, you get nothing.