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Quiz: Are You Getting In Your Own Way?

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Quiz: Are You Getting In Your Own Way?

Most of my coaching clients seek out my services because they have big dreams and theyíre struggling to achieve them. Or they have no clue what their big dreams are — and they want to connect with them.

But when I dig right down to the nitty gritty, what I almost always find is not that they canít dream big. Itís not that they arenít smart enough or powerful enough or creative enough or pretty enough or talented enough to achieve their goals. No.

What lies between my clients and their big dreams? Itís not money. Itís not their parents. Itís not their lack of education. Itís themselves.

They are getting in their own way.

And they come to me because Iím gifted at helping them get out of the way so they can stop buying into limiting beliefs, eliminate self-sabotage, and skyrocket to the stratosphere.

Does any of this sound familiar? Are you getting in your own way? If youíre not sure, take a gander at this little quiz.

Are You Getting In Your Own Way? A Quiz

When it comes to achieving your life goals:

1.†††† Do you procrastinate?
2.†††† Are you forgetful?
3.†††† Do you avoid making tough decisions?
4.†††† Do you keep conjuring negative outcomes instead of positive ones?
5.†††† Do you surround yourself with people who get in your way, instead of people who lift you up?
6.†††† Do you convince yourself you donít have the time?
7.†††† Do you lose patienceówith yourself and others?
8.†††† Do you make flimsy excuses?
9.†††† Do you suffer from overwhelm paralysis?
10.†† Do you convince yourself youíre going to fail?
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Lissa Rankin

Lissa Rankin, MD is a mind-body medicine physician, founder of the†Whole Health Medicine Institute training program for physicians and other health care providers, and the New York Times bestselling author of†Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself.† She is on a grassroots mission to heal health care, while empowering you to heal yourself.† Lissa blogs at† and also created two online communities -† and† She is also the author of two other books, a professional artist, an amateur ski bum, and an avid hiker. Lissa lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and daughter.


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8:29AM PDT on Nov 1, 2011

It's a good lesson that we're all responsible for everything in our lives, including the ostrich factor.

1:48AM PDT on Nov 1, 2011


8:13PM PDT on Oct 31, 2011

Interesting, thank you !

3:33PM PDT on Oct 30, 2011

Oooh, now I feel so goooood!

Thanks so much,

8:45PM PDT on Oct 20, 2011

Thanks for the article

12:04PM PDT on Oct 17, 2011

According to this, I definitely get in my own way. (*sigh*)

3:27AM PDT on Sep 9, 2011

i signed up so tfs...

11:49AM PDT on Aug 21, 2011

Thanks this was quit interesting.

3:21AM PDT on Jun 26, 2011

thanks for the article

1:29PM PDT on Jun 13, 2011

intresting thanks for the info

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