Is it Time to Ditch Your Limiting Mindset?
Updated: Apr 21, 2020
Do you ever feel like life is just passing you by?
When you come across interesting ideas or opportunities, what does that little voice inside of your head tell you about them?
Does the voice say things like “You could never do that,” “You don’t have the (time, money, know-how, resources) to achieve this goal”?
When you see other people out there getting things done, realizing their dreams… even doing small things that you yourself might never consider doing… what do you think about these people?
Do you compare yourself to them?
Do you really believe that they accomplish what they set out to because they have greater access to resources, opportunities, support and help than you do?
Don't blame setbacks on bad luck. Look for the reasons why you failed. If you blame your defeats on bad luck then it follows that you victories are only due to good luck. The successful person learns to make responsibility for their lives.
Thoughts like the ones above commonly describe what is known as a limiting mindset. The perception is that we are limited in what we can do.
And yet… think of all the incredible, mind-boggling achievements that some people manage to rack up in their lifetime.
The difference between those folks and likely most people you've met in your life, is that instead of dwelling on their own limitations, the doers and makers choose to focus on what they can accomplish and how to go about it.
(Did you notice the word CHOOSE in there? It's your choice how to live.)
If you’ve been sitting in the passenger’s seat of life and you want to move over and take the wheel, guess what? You can absolutely do this. The first step to changing your life really IS changing your attitude.
That means that instead of having a limiting mindset, you've got to shift into expansive thinking.
"I can't" becomes "Why not?"
"I don't know how" becomes "How can I?"
"I'm not sure" becomes "How can I find out?"
"This is all my (or your) fault" becomes "What can I do differently next time?"
Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming. John Wooden