Is this dynamic holding you back at work?

She was good at her job – there was no doubt about it. I was the customer; she was the rep that was going to help me have success with my recent purchase.

Looking back, I think the thing that was most curious to me was that this amazing and talented person was doing this job. Don’t get me wrong, it was important work. But it wasn’t particularly challenging.

You know how you meet someone and think, “you could be doing so much more”? That’s what crossed my mind.

Over the next years I watched her quit her job, start a new one and then proceed to absolutely kill it. She’s her own boss and she’s on her way to dominating her space.

Do you know what held her back?

Permission. From herself. To quit and do something else.

But what held her back is the same thing that normally holds all of us back: inertia.

  • How many days do you wake up and run thru the normal script of your day?
  • How often do you run thru the motions simply because you’ve not decided to do something different?
  • How long will you let the comfort of predictability hold you back from changing the world around you?

The most important question I can ask you today is this: what is holding you back?

If you feel like inertia is the quicksand pulling at you everyday, know this: it doesn’t have to be that way.

You can give yourself permission to make a change.