The biggest thing getting in the way of performance for most of us is US. It is why Tony Robbins is a multi-millonaire and countless other people make a living at getting us unstuck and doing our best work.
One book that I have always liked in this area is Taming the Gremlin: A Surprisingly Simple Method for Getting Out of Your Own Way by Rick Carson. When I read his book I quickly became aware of the stories that I am telling myself and it made a big difference in how I experienced life and others. Recently I found a video of his where he summarizes much of what he says in his book.
Here is the link – Rick Carson – Gremlin Taming Part I
Many of you are in positions where people come to you with problems, and in many cases want an answer to fix it. If you fix it, they will likely be back with the same question next time. If you help THEM fix it, then the next time they come back it will probably be with a bigger problem because they have the confidence to handle the other ones. Listen well and you will hear gremlins in their story.
Keep this video handy because it challenges us to examine our stories/assumptions that become our Gremlins.