1 / 1 – Come Rain or Shine Episode 283 What Is Holding You Back

“You can’t always control what happens to you, but you can control how you respond to it and how you kind of take it in, and that’s all on you.”

Any time someone tells me they wish something was different in their life I ask, “what is holding you back?” Is it fear, self-doubt, or the comfort of familiarity? During this episode, Jody and I talk about taking ownership and being proactive in our lives. We all have worries, concerns, and dreams, and too often often we let fear hold us back from taking action. It is imperative that we break free from the limitations we impose on ourselves.

There are many common roadblocks: job dissatisfaction, wanting to lose weight, fears of public speaking, or concerns about children’s safety. We can all relate. The first step in overcoming your unique barriers is acknowledging their existence. Once we recognize what is holding us back, we have the power to make a change. No matter how small of a change you start with, it can have a significant impact in the long run.

As I reflect on my own experiences, I’ve realized the importance of facing challenges head-on. Having courage and discipline to tackle what’s holding you back can lead to great things, but it takes sacrifice. My father, Lee, often says, “Get on it!” Don’t let problems control you. Take that first step, no matter how small, and soon you’ll gain momentum and start moving in the right direction. Even if the situation worsens, you have control and can find a solution.

We often know what’s holding us back but choose to walk around with it, avoiding the necessary actions. It’s time to break free from that pattern. Take responsibility for your life. Blaming external factors leaves us feeling powerless. Recognizing that we have choices and can influence outcomes is liberating.

Changing habits and routines is challenging, but essential. It may be tough initially, but as you gain control over your choices, your self-confidence will soar. Admit what’s holding you back, take responsibility, and start small. Every action counts. Don’t deny yourself the joy and growth that comes from overcoming challenges. Listen to this episode for more on ways Jody and I have broken habits so those barriers no longer hold us back.

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Episode Highlights

02:26 Courage and discipline are key to growth.

04:51 Change mindset, find motivation, or make change.

07:43 Attitude and choices determine control and confidence.

12:52 Start doing, make it real, change.

13:24 Transition from sedentary to active lifestyle.