Can you imagine a world without limits? A world where the only boundaries are that of your own imagination, where the bars have been lifted and you can become anyone you want to be and do anything you want to do.
See a reality where you could learn anything you could imagine, build anything you’ve ever dreamed, or be anyone you’ve ever wanted. The CEO of a mega corporation, the master craftsman of a unique, important skill, or a powerful mover and shaker: none of these are off limits in this vivid, new world.
There’s no glass ceiling. There’s no box that you have to think outside. There’s no corporate ladder to struggle your way through. The sky isn’t even the limit.
There’s no naysayers, nobody telling you that it can’t be done, that you’re not good enough, that you’re from the wrong side of the tracks, or that you don’t have what it takes.
Imagine yourself in a beautiful country home with acres of farmland, with woods and wild animals like deer and moose complimenting your landscape. Or perhaps you’d prefer a penthouse suite at the top of your city’s tallest building, with a balcony overlooking the skyline, a fireplace, a 60-inch plasma TV, and a kitchen loaded with marble and stainless-steal.
Now wake up, because that life is only a figment of your wildest imagination. You’re more likely to mauled by wild beavers than to experience that level of success in your life. Why?
#1: You’re listening to the naysayers
They exist and they do an astonishingly good job at keeping you from reaching out and attempting anything amazing.
And, to be quite honest, the biggest naysayer in your life is probably you. You’re probably the one filling your mind with reasons why you can’t or shouldn’t attempt to do anything amazing.
#2: You’re lazy
When you get home from work, you’d rather unwind, have a drink, and watch some TV rather than spend time learning a new skill, studying a foreign language, or growing an extra-curricular business. I hope your retirement treats you well, my friend, because in the end, that’s all you’re going to have.
#3: You make excuses
I’ll start school next semester; I’ve got too much going on right now. I’ll go job-hunting next week; my current job has me swamped this week. As soon as things settle down, I’m going to start work on that project I’ve been putting off.
No, you won’t. No, you won’t. And, no, you won’t. You’ll just have another excuse by then.
#4: You’ve lost site of your dreams
You’ve been told to chase your dreams since you were a little kid. They used to ask you what you wanted to be when you grew up and a smile would chase its way across your face, your eyes would light up, and you’d exclaim, “A fireman!” or whatever your childhood dream was. If you’re a parent, you’ve probably had the same interactions with your kids. You’ve probably told your children or your friends to dream big.
But you’re a hypocrite. You don’t believe it. Your retail job has sucked the life out of your dreams. Your misfortunes and hardships have drained you of the visions you once held on to.
The Power of You
No matter where you come from, how smart you are, or what you’ve done in the past, there is only one person who can change these limitations that are holding you back:
I guess the question remains: What’s it going to take to reignite that flame of passion that once burned inside you to do something great?