Monday, 27 July 2009

Is YOUR "Inner Voice" Holding You Back?

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Success is built into us. We all want to be successful in our life whether it be personally or professionally yet why is it that some people have more drive and success than others?

Why is it that some people achieve their ideal body shape, live in the house of their dreams or simply earn more money over others?

I’ve studied plenty of people who are successful in their individual fields and I can give you a thousand secrets and formulas as to what makes up success but to be honest it all comes down to one thing, and one thing alone and it’s really simple (although not always easy!).

The ability to block out your inner voice.

Let me explain what I mean…

This is the voice in your head that likes to keep you in your comfort zone. The voice that thinks it’s looking out for you when in fact it’s holding you back from achieving success.

Sometimes the voice is loud, sometimes it’s quiet and sometimes it can be downright stubborn! It doesn’t like change and digs it's heels in at the very thought of anything new. It tries to trick you into thinking that you’re happy with your current circumstances but deep down you know you’re not, you want more.

Only last week one of my private clients had to overcome his own inner voice. We were doing a tough session. We’d done a gruelling hour of supersets and interval training throughout the workout and were finishing with a 5-minute steep hill run.

This was the perfect opportunity for his inner voice to present it self. It sensed a struggle. It wanted him to stop, to give up. He was tired and he was breathing heavy. He nearly quit, his inner voice had almost convinced him but after some encouragement from me and a little shouting in his ear (ok a lot!) he dug deep, blocked his inner voice and finished the hill run.

This is a classic example of the mind wanting to give up before the body. The fact that he finished the hill was all the proof we needed.

His inner voice tried to trick him into stopping.

The inner voice disguises itself and it can present itself anytime, anyplace, anywhere. It will kick in whenever you want to move forwards in your life.

I’m sure there’s been a situation in your life where your inner voice has held YOU back? Maybe it’s been during a workout, it could have stopped you from that career change or even booking that exotic holiday you’ve always promised yourself.

Remember, your inner voice wants you to stay in your comfort zone. It doesn’t want you to evolve. To progress.

Learning to block your inner voice has to be the single most important factor when it comes to success. If you lack the ability to dig deep, come out of your comfort zone and overcome difficult obstacles in your life, then it won’t matter where you are or what you’re doing you’ll always let your inner voice win and you will break. You will never evolve into the person you want to be.

If you refuse to quit and succeed in blocking out your inner voice, you can achieve anything you want.


Sam Winkworth

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1 comment:

Peeshepig said...

Great stuff Sam!