How much time and energy do you spend treading the proverbial waters of the stream of creative expression and meaningful experience? How often do you ride the roller coaster of two progressive steps forward and two steps back in your efforts to expand beyond your current unfulfilling comfort zone? What do 'over the rainbow' masterfully successful people have that you don't have?

The answer is simple.

The people who awe and inspire us with their brilliant performance in any area of their life listen to, acknowledge and honor the intuitive inner guidance that knows their truth and is their birthright. You've heard this voice of wisdom before. It was that calm, knowing, gut instinct that you ignored that resulted in an experience you rather not have had.

"You, my friend, are a victim of disorganized thinking. You are under the unfortunate impression that just because you run away you have no courage; you're confusing courage with wisdom." - The Wizard of Oz, Frank Baum

Those who continuously struggle to get ahead, express their full potential, have Found Excuses And Reasons (F.E.A.R.) to tune out the voice of their Inner Being, Higher Self, or what I playfully call the Wizard Within. Instead they listed to their Inner Critic, the egoic voice of their self-doubt and fear who works very hard to keep them safe right when they are. Even if unsatisfactory, the comfort zone is what is known and therefore safe. Anything beyond, over that rainbow, is unknown and downright scary.

To drown out the voice of the Wizard Within the Inner Critic serves up excuses and reasons to devote focus and energy to unproductive habits. Addictions to alcohol, drugs, Internet gaming or surfing, over eating, excessive shopping and chronic over sleeping are some of the ways people turn their back on what their Inner Being is calling them to become. Struggling anxious procrastinators have become experts at say no to who they are, what they are here to express, at their deepest core.

Fulfillment is experiencing the full expression of your potential. Whether it be struggles with your career, craft, relationships or finances when you allow yourself to show up in life out of alignment with your truth and purpose know that any excuse or your Inner Critic delivers is meant to keep you stuck right where you are -right where you no longer want to be.

Your Inner Being knows that you will always be safe. Your Inner Being knows that already within you is the wisdom to turn your dreams into reality, achieve your purpose in life. Your heart would not long for an experience that does not express the real you and what you are here to express. The only one stopping you from achieving that reality is you!

So you have a choice. You can tap into and empower the Wizard Within or you can remain committed to drowning yourself out, keeping yourself small. One choice leads to a life well lived, a story well told. The other leads to a life of quiet, or not so quiet, desperation. Which will you choose?

"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation." - Henry David Thoreau

Author's Bio: 

Valery is a Mentor, Coach & Author who provides an all in one toolkit and training course that give you the necessary tools and information to get over the unique challenges that come from success, fame and fortune. Championing those who have or aspire fame and/or fortune to maximize their potential is her calling. She's fully prepared to engage clients with her experience, extensive training, certifications. For more information please visit