The only limits on your life are those that you set yourself. When you dare to get out of your circle of comfort and explore the unknown, you start to liberate your true human potential. This is the first step towards self-mastery and mastery over every other circumstance in your life.
When you push beyond your limits, you unlock mental and physical reserves that you never thought you had.
The average person uses only a minute measure of his human capacity. I wondered what we could do if we started using the remaining reservoir of our abilities.
Even when we are exhausted after working on something, and we get a little motivation or a will to finish the task, we get that energy to perform and get the results. We have more inside us and when we reach for our resources, we receive more.
We practice the art of kaizen by pushing ourselves daily. Work hard to improve your mind and body. Nourish your spirit. Do the things you fear. Start to live with unbridled energy and limitless enthusiasm. Watch the sun rise. Dance in a rain shower. Be the person you dream of being. Do the things you have always wanted to do but didn’t because you tricked yourself into believing that you were too young, too old, too rich or too poor. Prepare to live a soaring, fully alive life. It is said that luck favors the prepared mind. I believe that life favors the prepared mind.
Identify the things that are holding you back. Are you scared of speaking or do you have trouble in your relationships? Do you lack a positive attitude or do you need more energy? Make a written inventory of your weaknesses. Satisfied people are far more thoughtful than others. Take the time to reflect on what it is that might be keeping you from the life you really want and know deep down you can have.
Once you have identified what your weaknesses are, the next step is to face them head on and attack your fears. If you fear public speaking, sign up to give twenty speeches. If you fear starting a new business or getting out of a dissatisfying relationship, muster every ounce of your inner resolve and do it. This might be the first taste of real freedom that you have experienced in years.
Fear is nothing more than a mental monster you have created, a negative stream of consciousness.