Limits. Our worst enemy.
We give ourselves limitations that we don’t even realize we do it.
I’m not talking about all the restrictions our parents gave us growing up, which if you’re still holding onto those you should probably grow up. Go eat ice cream for dinner or stay up passed 9 to watch your TV show.
This is a little deeper.
Self doubt has led us to believe that we are only capable of doing so much in our lives.
“Well I’ve never sang in front of a crowd, so I can’t.”
“I’ve never eaten this type of food so I’ll probably hate it.”
Wrong. Do all of the things you want to do.
Limitations should be thrown out the window. Let’s be brutally honest right here: the only thought that should ever go through your mind when deciding if something is right or wrong for you to do is “will this kill me or be harmful to my mental health?”. Example: don’t jump off a building without safety precautions or eat something you’re allergic to or poisonous. You will die and that’s not what the aim is here.
We are our own worst enemies when it comes to our mindsets.
Think about it. What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t? What is your reasoning for not following through? Is it because you’ve told yourself you would fail? Or has someone else told you that you’d fail and instead of realizing how ridiculous that thought is you held onto it and turned it into your own thought?
Take a look at yourself in the mirror, remind yourself that you’re an amazing individual and are capable of magical things. Might take a few tries, but your negativity will eventually turn positive.
Go out and make memories. These experiences are beautiful.
Screw your negative inner monologue. Go climb your own mountains.
Everyone wants to be remembered. Whether it’s by becoming rich and famous, or changing the world; we all want to make our mark on the world. Of course there’s many different actions that need to happen in order to get anywhere or do anything.
One thing that sometimes gets overlooked is the people you invest your time into. Time is such a valuable thing, and investing too much into the wrong crowd can be devastating to your mental and physical wellbeing. People can give and take so much energy from you, and negative energy wears the mind 10xs faster than positive.
In my lifetime, I’ve been blessed with both positive and negative people. Letting as many of the negatives go let me thrive and be able to do a lot in 3 short years. Currently, I have 2 amazing friends that I spend the majority of my time with (when we aren’t grinding to do our own thing). One is an amazing mother who I’m very proud of, that still has time to listen to me rant and rave about various other things to; we’ve been friends for over 12 years. The other one is an inspiring entrepreneur who recently launched his own clothing brand. The link to his website is in the top corner.
Having these 2 has really helped push my creativity and drive me to pursue things I had only dreamed of doing. This blog for example, I had considered it but had never really put a lot of effort into making it happen until one fateful Tuesday night meeting. I also have a novel in the works, more on that later.
As bad as it sounds, letting people go to give more time to the ones that have a positive impact was the greatest thing that ever happened to me. Being young at this day and age can have it’s downfall, with all the evil going on around us; it’s up to us to make the best of ourselves and thrive towards a brighter future.