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Almost everyone is striving for certain goals. We want to be someone specific, accomplish certain things, and surround ourselves with a specific group. However, you might be actually holding yourself back from achieving those things. Success can be just as scary as failure. When you are on top, it can be a long way to fall. For many people, that fear of falling stops them from even trying to climb up. Here are a few points to keep in mind if you find that you are holding yourself back. 

Surround Yourself With Positive People

Having a strong support circle is very important. Whether you face addiction or mental health struggles, having a sense of support and belonging can give you the courage to keep moving forward towards your goals. We can all benefit from feeling a sense of belonging. Our support system can give us the courage to move forward in life and face our challenges head-on. 

Stop Letting Fear Hold You Back

Fear is a powerful and complex emotion. Fear is typically a combination of many different emotions all bound up together. Remember your goals and fight to break away from the doubts that bring fear into your mind. Overcoming fear and self-doubt may take time and effort, but it will be worth it. 

Remain Authentic

Being authentic can be humbling. If you are worried, stressed, or overwhelmed, say so. Talk to those around you. When we try to bury our feelings, it can harm our mental health and overall well-being. 

Let Go of Past Mistakes

Sometimes we hold ourselves back for fear of making the same mistakes that we have made in the past. Holding onto the past makes it very difficult to move forward and accept ourselves. The past can easily trap us into old thoughts and actions that no longer align with what we are trying to achieve. Let your past go and move forward towards health and recovery. 


If you are holding yourself back, know that you are not alone. So many of us fight with the fear of constantly making mistakes, failing, or being embarrassed. We hold ourselves back to keep ourselves safe or to avoid negative feelings such as anxiety or stress. In reality, this is stifling our growth and making it nearly impossible to work towards and achieve our goals. Here at The Guest House, we know how complex and challenging it can be to understand your mental health. We are here to help. Call us today at (855) 483-7800 to learn more about our treatment options.