Many of us have dreams and desires that we don’t pursue.
We don’t put any energy into making them come true.
What is stopping you? I guarantee it’s your mind!
Your mind is filled with limiting beliefs of what you can or cannot do. Some of these beliefs stem from early childhood where we were told we couldn’t do something, have something or be something.
Most of these beliefs are erroneous. Mindset is the key to your freedom.
Certainly, there are some things that we will be unable to do based on our age or circumstance, for example becoming a jockey if you’re 6 foot tall and weigh 180 pounds may be unobtainable, or joining the Cirque du Soleil in your 50s with no previous gymnastics experience.
Barring some obvious limitations, it is totally possible to take consistent, doable actions towards your dreams and desires.
Your mindset can be your greatest enemy or your best friend.
If you have been with me or reading my blogs you may remember that I didn’t have a lot of self-esteem or confidence as a child, as a teenager, as a young adult, or as a semi-young adult!
When I was 33 I decided to do something about it.
When I was 33 I enrolled in tae kwon do, I still remember my very first class feeling very afraid and uncomfortable in my “white pajamas”.
It seemed like everyone else knew what they were doing, and had all the confidence in the world while I stood petrified.
I particularly coveted the black belts! As I was watching them, my mind told me “I could never do that,” “I will never have that skill”. I wanted to quit before I even began, knowing it would be too hard and
I was not even remotely capable.
Fortunately for me, I had great teachers and tae kwon do is built on incremental success. A step by step program designed to move you forward.
It was one of the most demanding, challenging, and rewarding experiences of my life. I was one of the older students, some days I was bruised and battered learning how to spar, break boards, and practice self-defense.
On many occasions I wanted to quit, however, I persevered and received my black belt at the age of 39.
I refused to let my fear stop me from achieving my desire to have my black belt.
I encourage you to break through your own fear, and live the life that you’ve always dreamed of!