We often limit our futures by the experiences of the past. In other words, it’s hard to see ourselves as anything other than what we’ve already been. So, when there is a need for change, our default is to seek new opportunities that look very familiar to old opportunities.
Let’s be real honest here. If what you’ve been doing has produced a mediocre version of you, do you really think doing that somewhere else is going to fix it? Or are you just looking for a new place to restart a familiar cycle?
The best version of you might be found through a totally new approach to life. So, to avoid limiting yourself, give the following a try:
- Identify your hobbies or interests. Your hobbies or outside interests usually are connected to a passion. Though your hobby might not be a business idea, it will help you identify some of your inherent abilities.
- Make a pros and cons list. Think back over your previous experiences and list all the good and bad elements you can remember. Look for common threads and try to avoid the negatives that have plagued you while working toward the positives.
- Write a someday statement. I mentioned this concept in a previous post. This is the big dream statement. What would you do if money and opportunity were not an issue? Then, use this statement as a personal goal. Aim high. Don’t limit yourself by looking for an opportunity to replace your current salary. Believe you can double or triple it!
Mediocrity is normal for most of the population. Therefore, moving toward extraordinary will feel like pulling way. That’s OK. You don’t have to settle for mediocre; you were created to be amazing! Think about it.
In what ways do you put limits on yourself? What is your wildest dream for your future?
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