What Is Blocking YOUR Success?

It seems like everyone is talking about “Blocks” these days… Whether it’s called a success block, a mental block, a limiting belief or a limiting opinion.

The common theme is that something is BLOCKED – which I’ll define as “making movement, growth, or flow practically impossible (or extremely difficult).”

Basically, it’s something that is stopping the natural flow forward. Like a river that wants to flow, but a tree or rock is blocking the natural path of the flow.

By accepting limiting beliefs, false ideas or just unhealthy habits, we open ourselves up to (what are often referred to as) BLOCKS. So no matter which life-area is blocked (love-life, money, success, weight, etc.), we can always look for the root of it in one of the 5 Most Common Types of Blocks. (For right now, let’s just focus on Success and Money blocks: things preventing our growth, or blocking our moving forward, with our goals and finances. 🙂

Of the top five most common types of blocks, which seem most familiar?

#1 Parental Programming Blocks:

I think the number one thing that can block us from our success is our parental programming. Some parents may not have expressed their limiting beliefs out loud. In fact, they might not have ever spoken a word about money. And yet still their message came through.

Perhaps they spoke of their struggles, or whispered about it secretly or in hushed voices. Or perhaps they spoke of the greedy, wealthy, corrupted owner of the company. The programmed voice I hear in my head usually asks “Was it on sale?”, “How much did you pay for that?” “Did you have a coupon?”…I remember that this used to make me feel that perhaps I don’t deserve something for full price or that I should be more worried about not having enough money.

When we pick up parental programming blocks, we tend to either 1) pick up the programming from our parents regarding money or 2) rebel against it. Either way, it is still controlling our thoughts – and blocking our success.

Success: Access Denied

#2 Culture and Religion Blocks:

It’s no surprise really that our cultures, and our religions have a huge influence on our belief systems around money.

Subconscious blocks are easy to pick up with all of the misquoted and misunderstood “spiritual teachings” that are designed to play down the importance of money. Quotes such as:

  • Money is the root of all evil
  • It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.

Even “common sense” advice can show a subconscious negative attitude regarding money:

  • Money doesn’t make you happy.
  • Money can’t buy love or friends.
  • Money Corrupts.

Or even simply, “Look what money did to Elvis, Marilyn, Robin and Whitney”…

Such thoughts can subconsciously make us afraid of being successful or wealthy. Let’s face it, who wants to be evil, unhappy or prematurely dead?

#3 Low Self-Esteem Blocks

The third thing that can block someone’s success is a low self-esteem or lack of confidence… an underlying feeling that they’re not good enough, and that everything is personal.

You Have Been Blocked!

These people feel as if OTHER people can do it – but they can’t. They lack the belief in themselves and so question their own ability to handle success. From this place, taking any action becomes a struggle because it becomes an immediate war with their fear of failing.

Those with healthy self-esteem recognize that ‘taking action’ is a Learning Opportunity – an experiment to try something and see what works and what doesn’t. Those with low self esteem judge themselves so harshly for perceived faults and short-comings that every setback is taken very personally – even if, in reality, it has nothing to do with them or something they did wrong.

#4 “Inability to Receive” Blocks

The fourth way that I find people blocking their own success is by not allowing themselves to Receive..

Some people find it easy to Give, but haven’t yet developed the quality that allows OTHERS to give to THEM.

We need to be a giver AND a receiver – We must allow the FLOW in both ways! Not being able to receive success is a huge block!

It’s tough when we’ve been taught that “all the joy is in the giving” and that “it is better to give than to receive.” But if everyone is GIVING all the time, then there is no one left to give to! In that way, not receiving can actually be selfish.

The tide naturally flows in and out – as energy likes to move between people. Some people have no trouble giving, but habitually block what flows TO them instead of being open to receive it. (This problem is often rooted to feelings of unworthiness, as if they don’t deserve to be given anything.)

Even on the level of compliments! We must be able to give compliments AND receive compliments. We can’t always just be a giver. When we allow other people in our lives to GIVE to us – and allow situations to give to us – the “scale” balances and the free exchange of energy is opened up.

It is only then, when we open ourselves up and allow the universe to share with us – that our friends and those around us will feel the invitation to help. Some people ask the universe for help and then they block all of its avenues to get them the help they ask for.

That’s like ordering from a waitress and then moving to another table – at another restaurant – before your order is delivered.

#5 “Conscious Mind Blindness” Block

The final form of Success Blocks is a general sense of blindness to the opportunities and invitations around us – opportunities that would open the door to more success and wealth!

You see, our subconscious mind only feeds our conscious thoughts a small percentage of what it is taking in (about 5% at the most).

Basically, what it has been taught is of interest or importance to us. And after years of success-blocking, our habits have trained the subconscious mind to only let us see the things that will continue to keep us unsuccessful,

Really think about this – If up until this point in life, the attention has been mainly noticing all the areas where we were NOT successful, our subconscious mind thinks THAT’S what we’re most interested in. It’s almost like losing the ability to see opportunities!

By our reactions and thoughts, we have trained our subconscious mind that we aren’t interested in those things… they aren’t relevant to us… we can’t take advantage of them. So our conscious mind becomes blinded to the opportunities to make money that are right there in front of us! Instead, it gathers evidence of even more things that we CAN’T do and ways that we DON’T measure up.

Success Is Your Destiny!

As we start living life as a more successful person — and our decisions, emotions, actions, and behavior are more aligned with those of a more wealthy, successful person – it becomes clear that there have been so many opportunities around us the whole time!

So the next time you hear yourself having a limiting belief around your own Success (or around Money) –


Pause and ask yourself:

Wait a minute – is this really what I think?
Is this really what I feel?
Are these my parents’ opinions or mine?
Do I really believe these thoughts?
Where are they coming from?
Is this feeling moving me towards my goals and dreams?

Take a moment and decide how you TRULY feel – without accepting the influence of these limiting blocks. And then take action towards your success.

And moving forward, get rid of these thoughts and influences as soon as you notice them. And not let them build up and become insurmountable. It’s much easier to keep the pebbles swept off the path, than to wait until the path has become blocked completely.

Remember that there is no limit to our SUCCESS! Let it flow!

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  1. Rosa Muziotti June 15, 2016 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    Thanks for explaining clearly blockages. Thanks for this soothing meditation.

  2. Mal July 2, 2016 at 12:41 am - Reply

    Being a sceptic regarding this type of thing, all I can say is “WOW”. I have discovered the root of my main block, something that happened a lifetime ago. thank you.

    • Sabrina Truscott July 8, 2016 at 9:18 pm - Reply

      Hi Mal! That’s terrific! BE a skeptic. But when you find something that works, hang on!! 🙂 And thanks for sharing that. VERY inspiring!

  3. Dolorres July 3, 2016 at 5:06 am - Reply

    Thank you sabrina i feel great after this guided video. Wonderful!

  4. Sandhya July 25, 2016 at 9:51 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for the lovely meditation.I think I could meditate on this every morning.

  5. Sara July 29, 2016 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    Thank you, very uplifting

  6. L Adams September 4, 2016 at 2:47 am - Reply

    There was no meditation. However, I had to chuckle over the parental block. I’ve said when I go shopping that I have an “angel” on each shoulder. On one side is my mom: “Do you really need that? How many times are you going to wear it? Can you afford it? and on the other, her cousin & best friend, my “aunt” Evie: “Don’t listen to her. If you want it you should get it. If you don’t, you know you will be sorry later.”

  7. Sher-ein November 23, 2016 at 1:10 am - Reply

    Thanks Sabrina..

  8. Chris Wentz March 8, 2017 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    Wow Sabrina,
    Blocks 1 -4 are me for sure. 5 doesn’t apply at all but no way to move forward until I clear those 1st 4. Thank you for this tool.
    Chris W

    • Sabrina Truscott March 9, 2017 at 2:36 pm - Reply

      Great Chris! Take what works best for you and move forward. Like Kahlil Gibran said, “To go forward is to move toward perfection.” 😀

  9. Elena May 19, 2017 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    Sunshine Sabrina,awesome guide!!! Thank you !!!! A must tool for everyone!!Keep it up !!!

  10. baby shiny November 3, 2017 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much…..
    Lot of love….

  11. MAY HOWLETT February 3, 2018 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    Thank you, Sabrina – I can feel it doing me good!

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