090 - sowing the seed of belief in your mind
When did we get it in our heads that we're not good enough... when did we begin listening to others and let their own self-limiting beliefs be forced down our throats to become our own...
When did we stop seeing our potentials and dreaming big dreams to start fighting for our limitations and wanting to stand solidly on this supposedly "safe" ground...
When did we get in in our heads that this is "us"... the final installment of what we will ever be like? We believe there's no more growth for us, when in fact that's all there is ahead of us if we choose to see it and believe it that way... We were all born naked, crying and afraid and have learned to walk, talk, read, run, and much more since - so why has this automatically stopped
Technically it hasn't, but what has stopped, is our belief in ourselves
When did we get it in our heads that mediocrity is the answer... that standing out is a bad thing... we're currently seeking acceptance from others more than we're seeking acceptance from ourselves - and acceptance from ourselves is all that matters at the end of the day
We fear being ridiculed and discarded for who we truly are. But the real truth is, the people who do that to you aren't the people you should be spending your time around. You need those who will empower you, raise you up, and push you till you begin to see your potential
We're placing others in the limelight, on the pedestal, and making them seem superhuman... we're letting ourselves off the hook by thinking they're special when in reality, they're not
They're just like you. Same skin, same bones, same blood... they just have a different belief system
Cristiano Ronaldo. Phillipe Coutinho. Lionel Messi. Neymar... the greats you look up to have been through much worse than you. They've all overcome seemingly insurmountable levels of adversity. And that's why they succeed...
They never stopped... they didn't quit
But the majority of us, we're taking the easier option... the option of making excuses, sleeping in, telling ourselves it's not possible when in reality it is, we just cannot see the "how" yet
We live in a world where you can have, and become, almost anything we so desire. And the first step begins with the simple sowing of the seed of belief inside your own mind... as without it, you'll never dare to take that first step into the unknown
"whether you think you can or you can't you're 100% right"
- Henry Ford
Begin thinking & believing you can... begin fighting for your potentials and your dreams... sow that seed of belief deep within your brain, and watch it flourish in your future
Actionable Tips + Questions:
- What limits do I currently tell myself I have/see in myself? Where do these come from? Are they from myself, from others around me, from society? Are they bullshit excuses or are they actually the truth?
- What beliefs do I need to instill in myself in order to become the person I aspire to become and make my dreams my reality? What affirmations can I say/write daily to begin instilling these deeper into me?