The Comfort Zone
"I have been thinking a lot about self-limitations recently and how they relate to our personal experiences, about how we tie our own hands with our self-talk (the dialogue that runs, mostly uninterrupted, in the back of our minds throughout each and every day)."
"Everything that we know how to do today and do effortlessly is something that we once didn't know how to do. We weren't born with mad skills, hitting the floor walking and talking, we learned these things. The notion of limitations probably never existed when we were kids although, there was a point in my life where I thought I’d wake up one day and have super powers, like Superman. As we got older however, our imagination seemed to have stop running riot and we started putting “unrealistic” limitations on what we were capable of. As a result, we lost touch of our real potential and essentially told ourselves that we could do some things, but other things were far beyond our abilities. The problem with this is WE WERE WRONG; we actually could do those things that we thought were impossible and more! We built a box around ourselves, set up shop, began living comfortably and put our brain on auto pilot."
"It’s no secret that the words we use affect what we believe we can do. When we use words like “I can’t” or “Impossible” we are creating limitations. We have to remember everything that is possible today was once seen as “impossible.” When we see a wall or a cliff that we must scale in order to move on in life and say, "I can't" we will be forever stuck in the same place until we hopefully find a way around it. Would it not be much easier to take the more direct route by shaking off that limitation and deciding "I can!"? What if, from now on, each time we have the urge to say "I can't" or someone else tries to impress their limitations upon us, we turn a deaf ear?"
"Is leaving our comfort zone going to be easy? Probably not, we got where we are one thought at a time so it is with reason that it is going to take one thought at a time to change it. What if we fail? Just remember how many times we had to fall to the floor as a child while learning to walk: Any number of times ~ plus one."
"What are your limits?"
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