What Are the Keys to Success?


The limits we have are pure ILLUSION.  They are limits we built and put upon ourselves.  If you think you can’t-do it – you won’t.  You can have money, love, purpose and you’re still unhappy – you’re still unsuccessful?  It’s only because you believe you don’t have enough.

It might also be that you don’t believe you can.  That’s the saddest because you can.  You can do anything you decide you can do as long as you’re willing to put your money where your mouth is and do the work.

Cathy Sykora

Cathy Sykora

Founder, The Health Coach Group

Cathy helps health coaches build and maintain successful businesses that improve the lives of others.

“The Sky is not the limit…..I am.”  TF Hodge

If, on the other hand, you don’t put limits on yourself, if you consistently challenge yourself you are making progress.  If you want to be depressed and unhappy – quit going forward.  Commit to something and follow through.


  1. Change your bad patterns and exercise control
  2. Know your purpose – what is your desired outcome
  3. Read and learn always – 60 minutes per day
  4. Move forward – whether you feel like it or not
  5. Health and wellness is essential – eat clean, pay attention to your lymph system, exercise
  6. Spiritual Growth – feel gratitude (eliminates stress, fear or anger), contribute


#2 may be the most important.  If you know your purpose – the rest is easy.

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou

Are you a health coach who isn’t getting their business up and running?  Do you feel you are unworthy?  Do you fail to take action?  What are you focusing on?

Are you focusing on what you can control?  Focus on the difference you can make.  Empower yourself with your purpose.

If you don’t have what you want, it’s because you’ve placed limits.  Remove those limits and GO BIG.


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  1. Tandy Elisala

    Cathy, this is huge: “The Sky is not the limit…..I am.” TF Hodge

    I appreciate how you talk about our passion and purpose. When I was going through cancer, it was my strong belief in my purpose… my big WHY that helped push me through. This is such a big role in healing and moving forward in life. The Sky isn’t the limt – we are! It’s time we bust through this limited thinking.

    • Cathy

      Thank you for saying that. I’m so glad you had the fortitude to make it through your cancer a stronger person.

  2. Teresa Salhi

    What a great article Cathy! You are speaking my language. I so dig “The limits we have are pure ILLUSION.” Pure truth. We might have to do a little collaboration some day. 🙂

    • Cathy

      Right? I think so many people’s lives can be so much better if they just let go of some of that made up stuff.

  3. Tamuria

    “The Sky is not the limit…I am” – such a wonderful quote that really sums thing up. The limits we put on ourselves really are an illusion and we often use them as an excuse not to follow our dreams or even create new ones.

    • Cathy

      Thanks, Tamuria. Can you imagine what life would be like if we just let all that go?

  4. Cheryl

    Change your bad patterns and exercise control…working on that daily I have continued to let “life” get in my way. I know it’s just an excuse, but it is the easiest excuse.

  5. Alene Geed

    I love the quote you used. The sky is not the limit.. I am! I can see this in my own life often. I know I am capable and deserving of so much and yet tend to set limits based upon many factors. Time to unleash and KNOW that the sky is not the limit

  6. Candess M. Campbell, PhD

    Love the simplicity. People so often get caught up in so much they get overwhelmed and don’t start. “Move forward – whether you feel like it or not” is so important. Until we sync our body/mind/spirit, we can’t let our body control the show.

  7. Kristen Day

    At first I was thinking… I don’t have fear, nor is it holding me back… however, I did love the 6 steps… very helpful in daily life. I may not get the daily learning part.. because I need a break from work and learning is not the first on my agenda. lol I still don’t think I know my “purpose” but I keep moving forward. 😉 Great read

  8. Reba Linker

    Beautiful, Cathy. It is so wonderful to hear your words and feel your passion for helping others leave limitations behind and step into their dreams.

  9. Joyce Hansen

    I think early on when we struggle we tend to blame everyone else but us. You can only run that track so long before the blame has to come home to roost. We can be our own worst enemies. As you say, we need to commit to something and follow through. All great positive points, Cathy.


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