We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are.
In my work I spend a lot of time with entrepreneurs and wannapreneurs. Either one can fall victim to the problem of seeing the world from a particular lens. The ones that are successful are aware of their lens. They're careful to let go of perceptions that get in their way. The least successful ones can't see that there's a lens in front of their eyes.
There are plenty of things we see as truths that aren't. A truth is really just a belief. We just *think* it's the Truth with a capital T. But really, it's a belief. And that means it's changeable. Why is this important? Sometimes what you think is a truth is really just masquerading as an excuses. Here's the thing.
I'm tired. Really F*&%ng tired.
I'm tired of people (including moi) using the something masquerading as the truth as a shield for an excuse for not living up to themselves. All of that potential that we keep dammed back, held hostage by beliefs. Yes there are limitations but they're not nearly as restrictive as our beliefs would have them seem. There's a whole lot more space there.
Does this sound like you? Some of these sure have sounded like me on occasion.
I'm too old to start a business. To date. To start over in my career.
I'm too weak to complete a marathon. To end that toxic relationship. To be brave.
I don't have time to write that book. I don't have time to take care of myself.
I could never bring in enough money on my own. Ask for investment funding.
I don't have enough money to properly market my business. To take that international trip.
I can't market myself. I can't save money. I can't do what I love and make money.
Cut it out.
Just stop telling yourself, your spouse, your investors anyone these "truths."
They're just excuses.
That's all they are.
I know I'm not the first to say this. I'm just the one saying it to you now. The next time you think something is a truth check to see if it's really just an excuse in disguise.
Now go get cracking on living up to your potential.