What limits are holding you back right now? What limiting thoughts, behaviors, beliefs? Where do they come from – your own mind? Another person’s voice? Past experiences, or what you’ve seen others do or not do?
Repeat this to yourself right now, and whenever you hear any limiting thoughts:
I AM LIMITLESS!!!
We’ve all had those moments of doubt, but we’ve also had those moments of accomplishment and success. We’ve all felt that elation when we were unsure of ourselves, but we persevered and succeeded in spite of our doubts. We’ve surprised ourselves!
As children we begin to see a pattern, the pattern where we don’t yet KNOW that we can do something, but we try anyways…and sometimes we succeed…sometimes we fail. For some of us, the pattern is predominantly negative. We become afraid of failure, afraid of being ridiculed. Others of us begin to feed on the elation of success. Throughout our lives these patterns become reinforced – by our employers, significant others, family members.
These ‘patterned’ limits become our internal thermostat. They direct our everyday decisions. They are deep in our subconscious, and direct our behaviors behind the scenes trying to protect us from ourselves. The act of procrastination is a very good example… perhaps you never got around to sending in that job application – you were “too busy”, or somehow it slipped your mind… when in fact, that was simply some part of your own mind avoiding the pain of failure that it was falsely predicting.
Repeat this right now:
“I am safe to make my own decisions and my own choices, and I will not limit myself. I know that my happiness is in my true freedom to choose my own destiny.”
There are countless examples of limitations imposed by the human mind. One of the most widely known examples is when the world believed it was impossible for any human to run a mile in under 4 minutes. After an eternity of trying, Roger Bannister finally proved that it was possible. Then, as if an invisible barrier had been shattered in the minds of the world, within a year another runner repeated the feat… And later another, and another. How is that possible? Did the WORLD become faster overnight? Yes and No. Physically the runners were the same. What changed? The limit in their minds had been removed.
From the very small daily decisions we make, to the life changing… every action we take is governed and throttled by our own internal “thermostat” of what we believe is possible. While it makes sense to avoid wasting our time on something futile, more often than not the important decisions are in that gray area of the unknown where both failure AND success reside.
Make a commitment to constantly challenge your own beliefs of what is and what is not possible. Push yourself. Inch that thermostat up a tiny notch at first…. and then another… and another. Will you endure failures? Of course! That is not only ok, that’s how you know you’re REALLY doing it right!
If you never fail, you are not living anywhere near your true potential for SUCCESS.
You will learn to appreciate how fear and doubt will be transformed into wonder and possibility… that sense of “What if?”. You will no longer see the shadows, you’ll see the light. You will no longer see the chance of failure, you will see the path to success.
You will begin to realize that there are no true limits… that you can achieve way more than you’ve ever dreamed possible… that you truly are LIMITLESS!