Thursday, October 8, 2009

Getting Out of Your Own Way

A note from for Thursday October 8, 2009

Good day there all and welcome to the day before Friday. :-))

There is a certain excitement building around here as this weekend is the Thanksgiving holiday and here in the beautiful Okanagan Valley there is much to be "thankful" for.

It all got me to thinking last night just how so very thankful I am that we have this technology available that lets us communicate each day. It is all so truly amazing.

Although we have such wonderful technologies available to us, they only really matter if you are happy, and keep working on...

Getting Out of Your Own Way
by Noah St. John

Believe I speak from experience; it’s so easy to get into these habits of not being authentic, of just sweeping it under the carpet saying it’ll be all right and I guess we can get along. I mean you can do that, a lot of people are, most people are doing that in my observation. It does take courage, it does take guts, it takes heart to be who you are, it’s so amazingly ironic all of this work is so ironic and paradox and you’ll start to see that I mean immediately here we are step one, and we’re already there.

As my friend Neil and Donna Walsh likes to say, “Since the beginning of time all we have ever wanted is to love and be loved. Since the beginning of time all we have stopped from happening is to love and be loved.” Isn’t that amazing? Isn’t that so true? It is just is. This is when we’re going to stop, were going to take off the mask and go this is who I am, and I need your support.

This is not having people tell you what to do, it’s not having people live your life, it’s not having people set your goals for you, and it’s about getting out of your own way and seeing you for who you are.

Remember the analogy I always give, the fun house mirror, how that distorts you, and remember how you can’t see your own eyes from looking from within yourself? You can’t, I don’t care how smart, cute, or funny you are, and you can’t see your own eyes from looking from within yourself.

You have to go to an outside source, a mirror. In this case it’s a person who can see your eyes and go no they’re blue, they’re not brown they’re blue. Everybody is telling me they’re brown or they’re blue. I didn’t know that and we don’t. Isn’t it amazing that you can accept praise from someone else so much easier than you can accept it from yourself? Isn’t it also amazing it’s easier to praise someone else then praise yourself?

Can’t you see so much good stuff in other people and you can almost never see it in you? It’s the same with everybody. You must allow that, this is such a bizarre teaching, it’s really weird, and believe me I tried every way to get around this step, because I know how annoying this is, that the very first thing we have to do is go to other people.

Wouldn’t it be nice to just do it yourself?

On the night of October 20, 1997, 30-year-old religious studies major Noah St. John had an epiphany that changed his life. While attending a seminar, he suddenly realized the real, hidden reason so many smart, talented, motivated people stop themselves from success – and saw it had nothing to do with goal-setting, "motivation" or anything being taught in traditional success literature. That very night, with no formal education in business, Noah decided to form a company to teach people around the world the simple steps that remove the hidden barriers to success. Find out more at

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