Ever wondered if you’ve settled for mediocrity because you’re afraid to fail? I have. I’ve wondered if I settled for accomplishing easy things because I was afraid of what might happen if I aimed for something difficult and (gulp) failed.
As a kid, if I didn’t get first place in a race or wasn’t the best at something, anything really, I could take comfort in that because I told myself that if I had practiced more I would have been the best. But earlier when I practiced I told myself that I probably wouldn’t get first anyway, so there was no need to practice very hard.
I didn’t give myself permission to really want something because then I wouldn’t be disappointed if I didn’t get it.
What a load a crap! 🙂 When I think about the missed opportunity, it’s enough to scrunch my face in my hands.
And yet I see I’ve carried some of those limiting thoughts and beliefs into my adult life.
So what could happen if I allow myself to want something – really, truly, to-the-pit-of-my-core want something? Something I need to work really hard for? Something I could only get if I had to reach for it and practice, practice, practice?
Something amazing, no doubt.
Now I’d like to ask you: what limiting beliefs do you tell yourself, and what do you do to reinforce those beliefs? Take a moment to write one down. Then jot down your answers to these questions:
- How is that belief serving you to be the best you possible?
- What’s one thing you can do to prove your belief wrong?
Then go out and do it! Today!
Give yourself permission to dream and live an awesome life full of purpose.