What Is Stopping You From Achieving Your Dreams?

Stephie & The Willows
3 min readNov 28, 2023

I want to address a question that seems to be on everyone’s mind but is often left unspoken: What’s really stopping you from achieving your goals? This topic surfaces more often than we admit, and it’s time to shine a light on it.

The Unseen Barrier: Fear from Our Ego

Let’s dive straight into the heart of the matter. A major roadblock in our journey towards our goals is fear, primarily fear stemming from our ego. This fear isn’t something that jumps out at you; it’s a subtle, creeping sensation that holds you back, whispering doubts and uncertainties in your ear.

The Path We’re Told to Walk

Reflect for a moment on your upbringing and the societal norms that shaped it. From a young age, we’re conditioned to follow a predetermined path: go to school, choose a practical field of study, get a degree, and settle into a 9–5 job. But what if this path doesn’t align with what we truly desire?

The Road Less Traveled: Pursuing Our Dreams

The unfortunate truth is that many of us are never encouraged to follow our passions. We’re either nudged along the conventional path or, for some, not given the opportunity to pursue higher education at all. This leaves us in jobs that…



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