It’s critical to understand that, ultimately, our biggest obstacles are our self-limiting beliefs. This may be the single most important idea to grapple with as we imagine the kind of life we want. It’s frequently the only thing standing between us and success.
The issue isn’t really about knowing how to do something. Everything we need to know is out there just waiting for us to pick it up. We know how to lose weight. We know how to become a millionaire. We know how to get good grades in school. We even know how to land on Mars.
The central issue is typically one of desire, focus, and discipline. Here’s a keystone question to ask yourself: “Have I decided what I want?” Don’t take this word “decided” too lightly. We either decide or we don’t decide; there is no in between.
Once you’ve decided what you truly want, ask yourself: “Am I committed to it?” We’re either truly committed or we’re not. Don’t fool yourself. We can’t be committed to an undertaking and not committed at the same time.
Do you believe you can have what you want, and are you willing to do what it takes to get it? If so, then the only thing left to do is go get it.
So, what’s stopping you?
Excuses, blame, and other manifestations of fear can become such ingrained habits to the point where we barely realize they are holding us back. We forget what’s possible. But, like any habit, we can change this.
This simple exercise of realizing that everything you need is already here is a critical step in managing your fear and moving forward. Once you truly believe that your biggest obstacle is the way you look at yourself and your situation, your ability to do something about it will improve dramatically.