What’s holding you back? What’s keeping you from achieving your highest aspiration?
Whenever I ask that question I get a variety of answers. Like these:
- Not enough time
- Not enough money
- Fear of failure
- Fear of success
- No clear goal
- Bad habits
- Lack of strategy
- I don’t know how
The list goes on.
Tony Robbins says these kinds of excuses are simply our own B.S.
B.S. isn’t what you think. It stands for our Belief Systems.
A mentor of mine once said,
“On both the good days and the bad days, the results are because of WHAT you think about” –Mike Ferry
A belief is a feeling of absolute certainty and there’s only two kinds of beliefs:
- Limiting Beliefs
- Empowering Beliefs
Think of the your answer to the questions asked at the beginning of this post. Is your belief limiting or is it empowering?
The reality is this: You will never do more than you believe you can!
The good news is that you can adopt a new belief. What if you tried this one on for size?
If someone else can do it, I can do it too!
Do you remember the story of Roger Bannister? Before 1954 no one had ever run a mile in under four minutes. In fact, doctors and scientists concluded that it was humanly impossible. It was thought that a person’s heart might explode from the strenuous effort to even attempt it.
Roger believed he could do it. He visualized himself breaking the four minute mile. He trained rigorously. But, most of all, he believed he could do it.
“He achieved this feat on May 6, 1954 at Iffley Road track in Oxford. When the announcer declared “The time was three…”, the cheers of the crowd drowned out Bannister’s exact time, which was 3 min 59.4 sec.” Wikipedia
Within two years seventeen other runners ran the mile in under four minutes. Why? Social proof. Because Bannister had done it, they believed they could do it to.
What is your aspiration? Has anyone else accomplished the same thing? If so, you can do it too.