The only way out is through

This is me practicing what I preach as I participate in the WOL Circle Program.

One of the exercises this week was to reflect on our Working Out Load goal.  Below is my reflection on how it’s going using the prompts in the circle guide.

Goal: Get better at Working Out Loud & refine my Personal Knowledge Management practice.

When you think of you goal and taking steps towards it how do you feel?

It doesn’t feel right.  It doesn’t feel like I am being honest. I feel guilt.

Where is this emotion in your body? What’s happening to you physically?

It’s stuck in my chest and throat. Tears are in my eyes.

If your anxious in some way, what might be reasons you are feeling that way?

It’s not my real goal.

I am afraid to ask for what I really want.

I am not sure how I will ever find it.

I don’t know if it’s possible.

I don’t believe I have anything of value to add.

I don’t deserve it.

I am not good enough.

I will fail.

If your consistently too busy to make progress towards your goal or are thinking of quitting all together, why do you think that is.  Is it about the goal, the time or something else?

I am not being honest with myself about what I want so I am just going through the motions.  I let my guilt of not doing what other people expect or want drive my decisions and priorities.  I also let my fear of the unknown and failure keep me from truly working towards what I desire.

I think my biggest challenge is believing in myself.

Ways to address your biggest challenge

Keep networking and helping others by working out loud.  This helps me to see that ultimately most of us struggle with the same thing and knowing this is what will help us all reach our goals.

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