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Stepping Up & Stepping In

Written by Sue Fuller-Good (MSc Physio WITS) Physiotherapist with a special interest in the mind-body connection


We all want different things in our lives.

Some want to live in a cottage at the beach and some in a penthouse in the city. Some want to travel and see the world and some love their garden and their home and dogs and really don’t want to go anywhere. And this is perfect. It means there is less of a queue at the beach and less traffic in the city.

Have you really thought about what you want and designed your vision for yourself?

Or have you just fallen into your life and responded to what came your way? If you have just responded to what life delivered to you, it may well be that you are living what is the perfect life for you, but if you aren’t, then you may want to think about what you really want and desire. It's not to say that we can just manifest exactly what we want in a heartbeat. That idea is a gross oversimplification and has already led to many disappointments and much frustration. But if we haven’t a clue where we are headed or what our desired goal points are, we will never be able to move forward effectively.

In my life, I dreamed of having gallons of energy, glowing health, laughter, joy and adventure as well as learning, discovery and connection with great people. I wanted to travel and understand different cultures and be able to work with people from all different cultures and back grounds. I wanted to have the opportunity to impact people from all over the world with my ideas and discoveries and be impacted by as many people from as many different places as possible. I knew that to get this happening, I needed to push the boundaries and test the limits. I knew I would have to get uncomfortable and stretch myself. I recognized that this scarred me in many ways. Thrilled and scarred me! I decided to start with eliminating all the obstacles that impeded my pathway.

I found my own inner fears were a massive factor and I knew I had to confront them one by one. I knew my own inner uncertainties were an even bigger factor and I started working with them one by one. Slowly and surely I recognized that nothing stood in the way anymore except in my head and that was even more scary! Nothing to blame, no excuses. I had to step and step and step again.

What’s standing in your way right now? Is it that it’s time to step forward and lean in more? Is it that you are just living out of habit and haven’t figured out what you want? Is it that you are being stopped by obstacles that exist in your mind and need clearing away or barging right through?

Take some time to reflect and figure out what you need to do to get more of what you want in your life, then work out an action plan and do your best to stick to it, using the 80:20 rule and being as moderate as possible. Make certain that the vision of what you want is crystal clear.

If you need some help, reach out.


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