Your limitations begin and end in your mind. These words still send chills down my spine because the mind--your mind--is the most powerful tool you will ever own. Your limitations are created in your mind, you are the one who decides what you are capable of, no one else. So, here is a question that I pose to you: “Are you living the life of your choosing or are you simply holding back?”
About seven years ago, the person who I was meant to be, wasn't the person who I was allowing myself to become. There was an inner battle between my ego and superego. This battle had me torn between choosing a life of comfort, safety, and little surprises or choosing a life of wonder, risk, uncomfortable moments, and many surprises. The number one obstacle that was in my path was myself. I put such a large emphasis on the way people viewed me. I spent more time caring about what others thought about me than I did caring about how I viewed myself. The self-defeating behaviors and negative thoughts ate away at me and interfered with any possibility of actually breaking out of my comfort zone. Society does a fine job of keeping us in check and leading us to believe that it’s in our best interest to abandon our independence and uniqueness and conform to the rules, guidelines, and expectations that were put in place by those who most likely have a hidden agenda. This behavior disrupted my ability to be who I truly was, that was until I finally decided to do something about it.
It is my belief that we are all put on this Earth with certain talents, certain qualities, and certain experiences. It is our responsibility to hone these talents and it is our experiences in life that have helped sculpt us into the very people that we are today. It is these experiences and every decision you have ever made in your life thus far that sculpted you into the person that you are at this very moment. We all have the ability to be a the person who we were meant to be, it is simply fear of the unknown that causes us to hold back. We often fear what we have been led to believe that we cannot control--things that we cannot touch,see,hear, or smell. Your limitations begin in your mind and they also end in your mind. All of the excuses and obstacles that you have allowed yourself to believe, the reasons why you feel “stuck” in your situation with no hopes of getting out alive, are completely and utterly made up.
If you are a natural born leader, it is your job to make sure that you do everything in your power to work your way into positions that allow you to lead. Remember, no one ever gets anywhere by sitting back idly allowing others to make the decisions for them. It is your life, therefore, you should be the one making decisions for you. Life is all about living your live to it’s fullest and releasing your full potential. Every single day you must make it a habit to work on improving yourself. We each have qualities and things about us that we're not exactly proud of, do not let these define you as a person. Instead, work hard on yourself every day to enhance your skills so that one day you can break down these barriers that are creating your obstacles. You must realize that you set your limitations and your mind and actions control the results. Know this, you are capable of becoming so much better and doing so much more than you have ever given yourself credit for. The first step to being successful is to make up your mind, decide what you want, and put it to action. This will lay down the foundation and pave the the path towards becoming who you were truly meant to be. So I guess the questions you have to ask yourself are:
What am I waiting for?
Why haven't I become this person who I meant to be?
Is it because I don't have the right game plan?
Is it because I haven't spent enough time trying to actually figure out who I am or who I am meant to be?
Or is it simply because I have not channeled my energy and time correctly?
These answers begin and end in your mind.