Investigate and Eliminate

Is there anything that might be preventing you from having the life you want?

Investigating and eliminating is the process that will help you to discover and disarm anything that might get in your way. By eliminating obstacles before they become problems, you can avoid many complications that might interfere with your dreams.

To do this, you must play detective, the idea is to seek out and nullify as many conceivable hurdles, as you can ahead of time- so they do not catch you off guard later and sabotage your plans. If you can figure out what is preventing you from attaining your dreams- later you will handle every potiental road block with grace.

How does one investigate?

  • Ask yourself what you are trying to change in life?
  • Ask yourself why do you want to make this change?
  • Now ask yourself, what are the reasons that you do not want the change. (your instant response) You do want the change. But you need to really look at every possible reason why you might not, deep down, actually want it. It may surprise you to realize that there are  many more reasons for you not wanting it than there is for you wanting it.

Fear of success is just as big as fear of failure. Try investigating and eliminating in your life. Learn to recognize the hurdles, the road blocks that are  preventing you from having the life you want.

Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world.

Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR,, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.

  1. Monica Diaz de Peralta

    12. Sep, 2009

    This is such an important part of keeping on top of your own game! Just taking the time to do this on a regular basis is a great practice to have! In fact when I find that I am getting uncomfortable with things around me, irritable and critical I start by physically cleaning out closets, drawers, files, email and it inevitably leads to more of the same in other, less physical arenas. Its a cycle that gets revisited often!

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  2. Peg Rowe

    12. Sep, 2009

    Yes, an excellent practice as you’ve laid it out Lolly. Monica, your comment reminds me to pay attention to the small aggravations, as they often point to a needed change that hasn’t surfaced into my full attention yet. Paying attention when it’s small allow me to resolve and change more easily. I’m all about a life of ease!

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