By Matthew Toone |
The only limitations in life are the ones we create, believe, and nourish within our own minds. Never forget that our weaknesses can become our strengths, our disabilities should reveal our incredible abilities, our fears should be indications of our potential, our failures must be lessons learned, and our challenges must only be road blocks, not dead-end streets.
Certain circumstances may be unavoidable, but our potential, successes, and eventual destiny are created by us alone.
We literally can become and accomplish anything! And despite our uncontrollable circumstances, economic conditions, racial barriers, limiting disabilities, education obtained, or even previous failures experienced, we can accomplish any of our goals and dreams in life if only we learn how to ignore and eliminate the limitations that only exist within our own minds.
We must decide and commit now to forever eliminate from your vocabulary words such as: can’t, impossible, too hard, quit, unable, improbable, failure, hopeless, retreat, or any other word or phrase that limits your potential. These are limiting beliefs, and we must consistently train our minds to ignore and not believe them.
How often I have heard someone quote Henry Ford for saying ‘whether you think you can or you can’t – you’re right.’ The reality is that even if you think you can’t, you actually can – the challenge is actually believing that you can, changing your mentality, and putting forth the action to make it a reality.
Thus, despite the fears, doubts, disabilities, circumstances, or even failures we each will face, we literally have the choice, the ability, and the power to determine our own potential and create our own successes. Constantly eliminating the limiting beliefs that come into each of our minds is essential in order to achieve our goals and dreams in life.
By Matthew Toone