God gave us the power to imagine and dream, yet I realized too few of us dream BIG!
It's not that we can't dream big, it's that we won't.
STEP 1: IDENTIFY YOUR SELF-LIMITING BELIEFS
Grab a piece of paper and a pen and write down everything you think you can't do.
Don't write this in your notes app on your phone unless you don't have access to paper and a writing utensil.
Side note: These are the thoughts that went through my head as I wrote "writing utensil": Utensil sounds so fancy. What about...writing instrument? That sounds more fancy. Should I take it out? Should I leave it? I'll leave it. Perhaps it can give someone a chuckle or ignite some curiosity for my eloquent choice of words.
STEP 2: IDENTIFY WHERE YOUR SELF-LIMITING BELIEFS STEM FROM
Is it confidence issues? Is it self-worth issues? Is it fear?
When we take some time to deeply assess the why behind our own self-limiting beliefs, we're able to step back and re-evaluate our reasoning from a different angle.
The great news is... it's all fixable! If your goals and dreams matter to you, this could be the first step to major change!
STEP 3: IDENTIFY WHAT POSITIVE BELIEFS YOU'LL REPLACE YOUR NEGATIVE BELIEFS WITH
Once you look at the why, you could figure out the how to replace your self-limiting beliefs and overcome the obstacles in your mind.
Self-limiting beliefs are negative, because it's you convincing yourself that you can't do something.
If you convince yourself you can't achieve your dreams, you can also convince yourself you can ;)
When I was about 10 years old, I would take tennis lessons every Saturday. When my coach would gently correct my mistakes, I remember I would just say, "I can't!" I was hard on myself because I wanted to play well, but I also didn't give myself the chance to practice much and therefore, improve. I would try a few times and convince myself "I can't!". My coach would encourage me every time and say, "take that word out of your vocabulary! Replace your 'I cant's' with 'I can!'"
10-year-old me didn't understand how profound this was, and that this lesson would last a lifetime.
We limit ourselves by our limiting beliefs and by our choice of words. The Holy Bible says, "Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks."
So, take another piece of paper and draw a line down the middle. Label the left side, "Self-limiting beliefs" and the right side, "Self-limitless beliefs."
Re-write your self-limiting beliefs on the left side (perhaps you'll notice a change of heart or thoughts as you write them and identify yourself less and less with these self-limiting beliefs).
Now come up with a positive replacement for each self-limiting belief and write them down on the right side of the page.
HOW MUCH DOES IT MATTER TO YOU?
How important are your dreams?
Why are they important to you?
If you could live your dream life, what would that look like?
Take some time to imagine and dream!
If you can dream it, you're capable of achieving it - if only you believe.
Henry Ford famously said, "If you think you can or you think you can't, you're right."
Believing in ourselves (and not doubting) is the first step to being able to achieve your goals and live the life of your dreams!
If you can imagine it, you can do it - IF you don't hold yourself back.
If is a huge word. It's the determining factor of your success.
So what do you choose, achiever?!