Breaking Down Your Barriers
I️’ve been thinking a lot recently about how I️ can remove the walls and the unhelpful ways of thinking that are holding me back.
There are so many books, articles and other content out there on the power of belief on making your desired outcomes happen. The Magic of Thinking Big is an incredible book on how our thoughts help determine our reality.
However, saying 'I️ need to believe in myself' is like saying I️ need to eat healthy. I️ know I️ need to, but knowing I️ should do something doesn’t mean I️ know how to put that into practice. What are the systems and tools I️ can use when I’m in a state of disbelief in myself and my abilities? How can I️ spot when I’m holding myself back and course correct
I️ don’t think I’m the only one when I️ say, a part of me believes 100% that I️ can make my dreams / passions / side hustles become reality and another part of me believes I️ never will.
I️ believe I️ can be a successful writer, podcaster, musician, designer, speaker, and entrepreneur, but at the same time, I️ overwhelm myself with thoughts that chip away at my ability to my traction.
How can I reset my expectations of what’s possible?
How can I creatively use problems to achieve self-mastery?
Questions are a great way to gut check and evaluate your life.
3 Questions to ask yourself to reset your possibility meter:
1. Who are you spending your time with?
If we are the sum of the 5 people we spend the most time with, then who are you? Are you surrounded by the ideas, support, positivity, and thinking that aligns with who you want to be?
This includes who you work with and who you’re related to.
2. If you were to die tomorrow, would you be happy with what you focused on, the way you lived, and the impact you made?
3. Where do you spend your daily 24 hours? Time is an investment of your most precious resource available, where are you investing yours?
It usually comes down to fear.
What fears are holding you back from taking a leap of faith into your dreams?
Creative fears usually boil down to fear of embarrassment, fear of time wasted, fear of failure, and the occasional fear of success.
I’ve going to dive deep into each in future blog posts. Ultimately, we must fight fear with fear. The fear of inaction — of FOMO, missing out of your dreams, must be stronger than the creative fears that might happen if we take a chance and step into our discomfort zones.
Stay BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner
"There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect." — Ronald Reagan
"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it." — Rumi
"Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures." — John F. Kennedy