I had a realization earlier that struck me as funny.
I've been holding myself back.
Ok, that wasn't the funny part. It was my immediate next thought:
Of course I've been holding myself back--no one else can!
Who else would stop us from our dreams? If it's important to us, we'll find a way. And yet we stop ourselves, hinder ourselves, make things more complicated for ourselves.
I've had this notion that telling people what I want will cheapen "it" if I get it. Like because I had to ask or say something about it, it's less thoughtful or deserved when I receive it. Whatever "it" is. This isn't the same as not saying what you wished for when you blow out birthday candles. This adult version of not sharing what I wish for is holding me back in life!
Where are you holding yourself back?