Funny thing happened on the way to the airport.
Last week I was traveling to San Diego as part of a program with Mike Koenigs, and guess who I ran into? One of the master speakers from my book…yep, Brian Tracy. At first I wasn’t sure it was him, so picture a breathless woman chugging past the row of taxis chasing a man and woman while dragging two pieces of luggage behind her. Yeah, that was me.
Coincidence, you say? Perhaps. But it happened at the exact time I was finalizing the publishing of my book, and questioning whether the untimely trip was a good idea. Turns out it was.
Here’s the thing. In the past, I never thought I could write a book, let alone hang out with Brian Tracy. So, my message this week is around breaking through our mental limitations. Now, you may think this a little foo-foo, but hang with me.
We all have them. But, have you noticed how some people get held back by those limitations more than others? Why is that? What are the people who are moving forward doing differently?
Here’s the secret: it’s all made up. All the doubts and limitations in our heads were put there by us! *Gasp*
Successful people know it’s all about our mindset. And we’re in charge of it. Cool, right? So, all successful people think about and expect is success. Oh, the same challenges come up for them, but they don’t let the negative shtuff stick around. Instead they look all around for the success (cause they know it’s there) and then grab it. And it always looks so easy, right?
That’s because it is.
Here’s the bottom line. Think of a goal you have, whether it’s speaking with confidence, growing your business or career, getting along better with your boss (or spouse), buying a boat, or planning that big move to leave your job and start your own company. Got it? Now, here’s the really crazy thing…you have 100% of the capability, resources, and wherewithal to make it happen – whether you believe it or not.
My Challenge To You: Quit making it so hard. As you move through this week, start a tally. Every time a negative response, a quiet doubt, a slight questioning of yourself pops into your head, just observe it. Count how many times it happens. See if you can reach 100 and treat yourself to Starbucks. Because the only way to change it, is to notice it.
Know that nothing can hold you back (unless you invite it to do so), so just tell your mental limitations to take a hike. You are a rockstar.