Limitation is All in the Mind

Water Lily PadsThink about the statement ‘limitation is all in the mind’. Does it resonate with you, and if not, why not?  What does limitation mean to you? How do you deal with it?

Limitations will impact your Inner Well Being when set in stone. Imagine how much more could be achieved, if you believed them to be in the mind instead.  As Henry Ford said ‘Whether you think you can, or think you can’t …you’re right.’

A limitation is a restriction, a shortcoming, something that restricts your achievements.  It’s a disadvantage that takes you to a different result than the one you intended.  The problem with limitations is that they tend to dominate your actions.

This means instead of inspired action to reach your goal, you’re left in limbo, procrastinating into stagnation.  Phew it’s not a good place to be is it.  But how does the knowledge that limitation is all in the mind help?  After all it’s still holding you back isn’t it.

What if you changed the word limitation to challenge.  Limitations, by their very nature, are heavy words to play around with.  Try saying challenge and playing around with that instead.  Are you excited at stretching the edges of self imposed boundaries, or does it still feel heavy?

This exercise is important because if challenge feels heavy, then it may be that you need to review what it is you hoping to achieve.  It could be your intuition is trying to tell you that this is not the best outcome for you.  Ask yourself whether you are doing this for your well being or to please someone else.

If on the other hand, you feel motivated, and inspired to break through the boundaries of ‘limitation’, then begin to explore how you can push through your challenges one by one.

What help do you need?  Who could help you?  What part of your plan needs tweaking?  Take as long as you need to find the best solution to your challenge.  When you have a solution ask yourself ‘Will this action improve my life, make me happier or better off than I am right now?’

If the answer is no then why would you want to continue?  Surely it’s better to take actions that improve your life, and well being – inner and outer.

If, on the other hand, the answer is a rsounding YES, go for it in the safe knowledge you are taking the best, inspired actions towards where you want to be.  Truly, how does life get any better than that?

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