It is common to get so caught up in the HOW that we talk ourselves out of doing the things we yearn to do before we even start. I call this losing the race before we even begin to run it! Looking at your current reality can cause you to put limits on what you think you can achieve because you are totally living in the NOW and cannot GRASP the unlimited resources, opportunities and possibilities that are available to you outside of what’s “realistic.”
This reminds me of my 23 year old self. I was so eager and determined with only a vision that I believed in! I didn’t have any of the skill-sets required to be a CEO of a Corporation. But, I knew I had passion for a mission empowering the lives of single mothers just like myself. Before I even knew what a Board of Directors consisted of or what it took to obtain 501 ( c ) 3 status…I designed some business cards and paper brochures in Microsoft Publisher and headed to New York City to the Essence’s Magazines Women Who Are Shaping the World Leadership Summit. I was confident and not ashamed of where I was as an entrepreneur though my current reality was a single mother working as a temp government contractor, I saw the bigger picture. I passed out my homemade marketing materials and saw myself just as worthy as the Corporate Women in Business dressed in their business casual attire. I remember taking my fake cover picture at the summit saying this will be my reality someday.
It wasn’t until I experienced some level of success that I started doubting myself. The less I knew the more confident I was; the more I knew the more I became my worst critic. I was standing in my own way.
Does this sound familiar to you?
It wasn’t until I stepped outside of my current reality that I realized my goals and dreams are truly obtainable. I still battle with the thoughts in my mind that says:
You can’t become financially free from Passive Income earned from doing what you love.
You will never sell out arenas to people waiting for you to show up with your gifts.
You will never be as good as such and such…so on.
You lack hustle.
You’re too passionate to be a business woman. List goes on…
I instantly shift my thinking and recall all the reasons why I CAN!
You want the cure to the limiting beliefs that thrive in your current reality? Action. Inspired Action to be specific, it cures fear, doubt and pushes against your current reality. As you take action, you also shift your mindset. Tasks I thought I couldn’t do, I learned and I expected to see possibility and miracles show up all around me. True balance is the center of it All. I believe in being logical and strategic. However, leaning too far in that realm can cause you to throw the in the towel. The fact of the matter is that if you only see what is realistic you will never know what’s possible. I love the old saying nothing beats a failure but a try. You must believe in the unseen and go in the direction of your Dreams.
Ask yourself, what is being realistic costing me? Could it be your happiness, peace, freedom, etc.? Only you know. Feel free to share your comments below.
Have Your Life’s Trials and Tribulations CAUSE YOU TO LOSE HOPE AND GIVE UP…30 July 2015