You CAN Do It
The greatest enemy you will ever have is yourself. The only person who can truly stop you from achieving your dreams is you. There are people and circumstances that might cause you pause but you are the final word on whether or not you succeed.
The simplest way to succeed is to make yourself your greatest ally. Most people assume this is the truth from the beginning. For many, that simply isn’t so. We’re taught at a young age that failure is a bad thing. We’re taught at a young age that there are things that we just aren’t good at and we should accept it. We’re taught that it’s better to be safe than to dream big.
“There’s a time in your life where you’re not quite sure where you are. You think everything’s perfect, but it’s not perfect… Then one day you wake up and you can’t quite picture yourself in the situation you’re in. But the secret is, if you can picture yourself doing anything in life, you can do it.” — Tom DeLonge
You’re now at a point where you want to do more. You want meaning, money or love. You’re ready to succeed but you have all these baked in messages that all tell you to limit yourself. Well, if you want to be your own biggest ally, you need to stop doing that.
One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to say “I can’t do this”. When you say something like this, you’re shutting your mind off from possibilities. This can be as simple as paying for something outside of your price range to as complex as starting your own business. When you see this barrier you’ve been taught to lower your expectations. You shouldn’t get that car, you should get a cheaper one.
How you change this is to stop thinking you can’t do something. Instead you ask questions. Instead of “I can’t do this” you ask yourself, “How can I do this?”. Instead of closing your mind you’re opening it. You start to ponder the possibilities. You may have to make sacrifices but if you really want something you WILL figure out a way to get it.
I believe that one of the biggest roadblocks for many people is the fear of failure. We’ve been taught since school that failure is bad. We’re discouraged to fail. We aren’t taught that failure is a natural part of living life. We aren’t taught that failure is the ultimate…