There will inevitably be obstacles in our paths to happiness. Along the way from where we are to where we want to be, we will encounter impediments to our ability to move ahead in life; there will be problems to solve and obstacles to overcome. Surely there will be obstructions in our way. But are you standing in your own way?

One of the saddest things I have witnessed in life is when fear takes over and people give up on their dreams of success and happiness. They face questions like: do I deserve this position? Do I deserve her/him? Can I handle the demands of this new lifestyle? Shall I go for this opportunity? Am I setting myself up for failure once again?

Where do these questions come from? All the invalidations and criticism we have received since childhood from important others and authority figures? The rejections and failures that have left scars on our emotional body? The question here is: for how long are you going to let your past failures dictate to you where you are going? Isn’t it time to stand up to the past and reclaim your ability to success and happiness in life? How about making something meaningful out of your painful experiences and using those as solid foundations to your future happiness rather than giving in to the poignancy of those incidents and giving up on you?

The darkness imposed by fear on you and your life will disappear as soon as you let bright light of hope in fruition of your dreams come through the window and shine on you…