Written by Jim M. Allen

Are you living a life or pursuing a lifestyle?

More and more I see people who are driving themselves (and those around them) crazy, not to mention torepparttar edges of exhaustion and financial insolvency, all forrepparttar 131349 sake of trying to live a lifestyle.

Think about it... What'srepparttar 131350 first thing we see about other people?

Their lifestyle!

We seerepparttar 131351 clothes they wear,repparttar 131352 jobs they have,repparttar 131353 houses they live in. We see all ofrepparttar 131354 outward signs of their LIFESTYLE.

But what is it that we aren't seeing? What else is there?

Quite a lot, actually.

Just like an iceberg, most ofrepparttar 131355 BIG stuff in our lives is hidden from view. Similarly, LIFESTYLE is justrepparttar 131356 tip ofrepparttar 131357 iceberg to understanding WHO a person really is and WHAT they truly value.

How to Get Out of Your Own Way

Written by Jim M. Allen

1. Face Facts: YOU may just berepparttar bump inrepparttar 131348 road that's slowing you down.

Oftenrepparttar 131349 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 arerepparttar 131350 source of those problems.

2. You can do anything you want. However, you may not be able to do everything you want.

Most ofrepparttar 131351 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 isrepparttar 131352 first physical step to take towards achieving one's desires. Without a written plan most people will start a project but soon be distracted byrepparttar 131353 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 ofrepparttar 131354 most frequent effects of not having a written plan.) To move forward you must takerepparttar 131355 proper actions atrepparttar 131356 proper times.

6. Not choosing IS choosing.

Another roadblock we create is by over-thinking our options torepparttar 131357 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.

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