I don't know of too many jail breaks that ever occurred without some sort of help from outside the prison walls. Maybe Houdini was able to do it by himself, but the fact is prisoners really can't free themselves from jail.
We too, live in a certain type of jail because we can't see ourselves clearly. We really can't see our weaknesses. We're too biased!
Many of us walk around every day with what I call 'blind spots' ' things that we tend to do, but are unconscious of doing. We're too close to them. This is why it's so important to have a mentor or confidante, someone you can trust, someone who can help you discover and explore your strengths in addition to helping you improve your weaknesses.
The Rubber Band Syndrome
In a certain way, each one of us is like a rubber band. You stretch it and it snaps right back to the way it was. Many of us do the same thing with our lives. We go to seminars, get excited about a new way of doing something and go right back to the way we've always done things. That's why seminars don't work!
Top-selling female musical artist, Mariah Carey, got stuck in a jail of her own creation. She got blinded by her phenomenal level of success and would go for days at a time without saying a word to anybody.
Unfortunately, she went deeper and deeper into the depths of her own jail and she suffered a horrible breakdown. She was finally able to check into a mental hospital, and, in doing so, she was able to turn her life around. But it took the help of others for her to break free.
Who can serve as mentor for you? Who can you trust for honest feedback? I have several that I use. I have mentors in business, financial, health, legal and marketing. Don't be cheap when in investing in yourself.