Isn't it funny how whatever you say prevents you from achieving your goals usually come true?
This is one of my favorite quotes:
"If you say you can do something, or you say you can't, you are probably right..."
It is easy in life to not go for your dreams and make excuses instead.
I know because I have done it before. I used to let my dreams and goals just sit there instead of going for them. I used to make excuses. I don't have the money, when I get out of debt, once I become financially independent, etc... My attitude towards life was crappy. My outlook was dim. I thought the universe was working against me. In reality, it was me working against the universe. It was me that was getting in the way of my own success.
Look at the following illustration:
Once I realized that I was getting in the way of my own success, I started taking action and changing. I started flattening and eliminating excuses in my path.
I realized I wasn't organized. So I read books on organization and time management. I learned techniques and skills that would enable me to work more efficiently and increase my productivity.
Once I accepted that my financial situation wasn't going to change on my own, I began increasing my financial education. I read books on personal finance, I spoke with people that were financially successful and asked them what advice they had, I went to seminars about how to increase my income and create wealth.
Denial is an interesting thing. It can blind people to where an abundance of opportunities lie. I know I have had my fair share of being in denial.
Once I took 100% ownership and accountability for my results in life, I was able to actually see where I stood and the areas in my life that were holding me back from unlocking my potential.
My challenge to you is the following:
Identify anything that may be holding you back.
Accept that you are limiting yourself by saying that is it true.
Make a plan to move past it. Learn & develop more skills, change your attitude, etc...
Anything is possible. Follow your dreams.
It is always easy to make excuses and say why you can't do something.
The question we should be asking is how could that be achieved?
What would happen in the world if we all took that same approach?
Unlock your potential.
Until next time...