Limitless Monday – How to tap into your limitless potential
The majority of us have one or more limiting beliefs. The saying goes: know your limitations. But in reality, you are never going to actually know your limitations unless you test them first.
Normally, we underestimate our abilities. If pushed, by some force or factor, we can usually achieve a lot more than we initially thought possible. Many of us sell ourselves short. We assume our limitations are many, and our abilities are far below what we consider an acceptable standard. We also forget that with practice our abilities increase exponentially.
Take a short language course and see how much you understand compared to your very first lesson. Learn a martial art for six months, and compare how your body and mind has transformed from the first day you stepped onto the mat.
The problem is, we either don’t pursue the challenges we dream of, or we give up way too early. We use the stress we feel when undertaking a new challenge as an excuse to withdraw from the venture.
We fail to understand that we are going to be having some serious regrets when the death bed test arrives. And to be sure, it will arrive. There will be no second chances then!
However, the people I cared the most about convinced me that the weeks-long course was essential to ‘sort me out’.
Whether it was being kind to ourselves, speaking to others more respectfully, being bold, or following a challenge. I chose to learn how to dance tango and quickly booked a ticket to Cuba.
Have a think about a few limiting beliefs that you hold.
Firstly, we must believe that anything is possible. Secondly, we must understand that nothing is predetermined. You must drop any ideas that you are not worthy, and that luck plays a part in your life. You must also ban the word ‘can’t’ from your vocabulary.
Next, write it down. Finally, take action; take that first step today, it doesn’t matter how small.
And remember, you are capable of anything you set your mind on. Today is day one.
Banner Image: Unlimited potential. Image Credit – Sofia