Limitations are like The Boogeyman, they only exist if we believe in them.
In fact, if we would refuse to acknowledge any limitations in our lives, we could do anything we wanted to do. We would literally amaze and astound ourselves.
Quite often however, because of our own limiting beliefs, instead of being astounding, we end up paralyzed by fear. And we don’t make any significant progress in our lives. We don’t dare challenge ourselves and we don’t even come close to pushing our boundaries or expanding our experiences. Very much like the child who pulls the covers over their head so they don’t have to stare at the closet door in the darkened room.
The fear of moving even slightly outside of our comfort zone is one that can be completely overwhelming. But again, it’s only that way if we allow it to overwhelm.
Fear is every bit as powerful and amazing as a deterrent to action as enthusiasm is the spark that makes things happen.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm”. I would add that nothing great is ever even attempted without overcoming some form of fear.
And the crazy thing about fear and limitation is that they can be as real or as fictional as we believe. They are completely reliant on our willingness to accept them.
Overcoming fear is really about taking action and doing something for which you have no frame of reference. In this sense, fear is the very close relative of faith. When you or I can’t rely on any past experience for guidance, we have to utilize our imaginations. Fear is the darker side of our creative nature.
When we allow fear to creep in, we create amazing scenarios in our minds that are usually the worst possible. But again, they are based on absolutely nothing.
So if there is nothing to be afraid of, much like we tell our kids when we turn out the lights at bedtime…why are we so damn scared? We certainly don’t have to be.
BREAKING NEWS: There is no Boogeyman!
And guess what? There aren’t any limitations either. They just don’t exist…
The 15 reasons that you can write down for why you can’t start living the life of your dreams are as bogus as the notion that there is some scary, sadistic monster hiding behind the tee shirts in the closet all day, waiting for the stillness of night to pounce on innocent children when they start to say their prayers.
I mean seriously, how stupid is that?
I will repeat, since repetition is one of the best teachers, there are no limitations.
Stop being scared of things that don’t exist!
The moment that you set aside your fear and begin to take positive action will be the moment you start to become the person you’ve always wanted to be. You can accomplish absolutely anything you want once you realize the obstacles that have been holding you back are imaginary ones.
Life looks a whole lot better when you’re not buried under the covers.