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3 Common Behaviors Keeping You Stuck

Updated: Feb 14

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Distractions, Deletions, Distortions

In a coaching call the other day, a new client was telling me she felt so stuck in her current state, and after some discussion and reflection, she understood that she was also procrastinating taking action that could get her OUT of the funk and move her towards her actual goals. And it occurred to me that she was experiencing what I call THE TRIPLE D.

What is The Triple D?

Distractions, distortions, and deletions - OH MY! And when this is playing out, it prevents you from taking the necessary steps towards your dreams. And it’s so common! So as a high-achieving, mission-driven, soul-centered professional woman, if you find yourself encountering this, you’re not alone.

Let me explain what I mean.

Distractions are a common occurrence for anyone, but they are particularly potent for women who have a lot on their plates between work life and home life. They can come in many forms, such as social media, television, or even just the pile of laundry that suddenly seems more pressing than the task at hand. Distractions are the brain's way of keeping us in our comfort zone and avoiding the discomfort that often accompanies change.

Distortions are another sneaky way that our brains can hold us back from taking action. We may distort our self-perception or the perception of others, believing that we are not capable of achieving our desired goals or that others do not support us. These distorted beliefs are not based on reality, but rather on our own fears and insecurities.

Deletions are the final way our brains can keep us stuck. They involve ignoring or deleting information that could be useful for our growth and development. We may delete opportunities, resources, or even our own accomplishments, believing that they are not significant enough or that they won't make a difference.

The good news is that recognizing these patterns is the first step towards change! If you're noticing distractions, distortions, and deletions in your life, it may very well be a sign that you need a change agent to disrupt this pattern so you can take empowered action. A great way to catapult out of The Triple D is to work with me as your Coach! I can help you identify and overcome these patterns, set achievable goals, and hold you accountable to taking action.

Remember, feeling stuck is a normal part of the growth process, and recognizing these patterns is a sign that you're ready to make a change. With the right support and tools, you can move towards your next level and achieve the success and fulfillment you deserve.


Laura DuBois offers online life coaching services to help you reach a new level in life or career. Go to the WORK WITH ME tab now to book a call to learn more!

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