“It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.” Unknown
How many times have you said to yourself “No, don’t even bother trying for that, you’re not that kind of person”
What holds you back many times from pursuing things that you might enjoy and be good at, is yourself. Before you’ve given it a try, or even given it a serious thought, that voice inside you says “no, it’s not within your abilities to be that type of person.”
“No, you can’t be a writer, because you’re not gifted.”
“No, you can’t be a corporate executive because you don’t have an MBA from Yale or Harvard, or know the right people.”
“No, you can’t be a doctor because you have no money.”
“No, you can’t be an artist because you don’t have the time.”
The people who go on to become one of these learn how to silence that inner voice. They learn there are no boundaries which you can’t cross once you set your mind to it.
The main obstacle holding you back is your inner voice, the one which tells you not to pursue certain trains of thought. You will never know if you’ll be able to do something until you try. One thing is guaranteed though, you will never know if you could do it if you never try.
Silence that inner voice which tells you who you’re not. The more you silence that voice, the more confident you’ll become. As your confidence builds, your chances of reaching your goal greatly increase. You learn by trying and failing, over and over again, until you reach what you’re after.
Silence that inner voice, and then give serious consideration to what you want to do in life. Once you have an idea, go after it with all your passion. Even if you decide that it’s not what you thought it would be, you would have learned along the way. More importantly, you will have become a person who’s more confident in their abilities.
With the right amount of confidence, you can conquer the world!