Overcome Mission Blocks

You'd think having a vision and developing the right mindset was the hard part.  Guess again.  Even with a clear vision and plan to implement it, so many things can go wrong.

Many of them are in you.

And they control not only what you do (or don't); they control HOW you do things as well.

Your motivation.  Your direction. Your means and methods of doing your work and interacting with others.

Everything starts within you, and is shaped by your inner conditions long before it ever sees the light of day in your life.

But sometimes what's going on in us is not conducive to creating the visions behind our missions, or makes them manifest with ease and effectiveness in all we do.

Rather, they impose obstacles that demand detours or worse, changing our destination or how we're going to get there.

These challenges we call mission blocks.


What's mission block?

Mission block is John's term for something within us that interferes with our creating the businesses or missions we serve and lives we want to live.

Here's a partial list of some of the ways it manifests in our affairs:

  • Unclear or Conflicting Intentions
  • Discontent with life/career
  • Feeling out of place in your life
  • Can't hear inner call
  • Questioning the call
  • Distractions, detours and impasses
  • Struggle syndrome
  • Conflicting inner voices
  • Shifting focus
  • Decision block
  • Uncertainty
  • Doubt
  • Hesitation
  • Overactive mind
  • Analysis paralysis
  • Responsibility overload
  • Compassion fatigue
  • Family resistance
  • Feeling caught in the middle
  • Inner conflict
  • Preoccupation with profit
  • What about me?
  • Interference
  • Ineffectiveness
  • Unresponsive market
  • Messages falling on deaf ears
  • Social resistance
  • Passion fades
  • Financial flop

They are created or are exacerbated by inner conditions that predispose us to seeing and doing things in certain ways that don't necessarily take us where we want to go.  Some result from the scars of our past.  Others from fears, desires and other egoic distortions.

Often the same or similar situations keep repeating themselves, over and over and over again. Or the same patterns keep playing out time and again.  Why? Karmic echoes?  Distorted perceptions and misunderstandings? Beliefs and practices?  Personality traits? Identity issues? Character flaws? Unclear vision or intention?  And what's behind them?

Whatever the cause, the result is an impasse, a point beyond which thou shall not pass.

Look at everything.  Explore the causes.  Look for the beliefs, practices and emotions associated with them.

Decide which ones are taking you forward, and which ones hold you back.  Then change what needs to change, or accept it and find another way.