“There is always room in your life for thinking bigger, pushing limits and imagining the impossible.” Tony Robbins
What story are you selling yourself at this very moment? How are you characterizing yourself, your life and the things you have going on?
We all have stories that we have put together.
We tell ourselves it is “our story”, we present it to other people as “our story” and it absolutely impacts the way we experience life.
It usually covers the important points we feel are essential … age, family, job, good things that have happened, bad things that have happened and anything else going on in our life.
I get it that we all have stories.
Stories help us put things in their nice, neat little box. They help us explain to other people and even ourselves who we think we are and what we are capable of.
The issue is not that we have these stories, but rather that in most instances the stories are limited or incomplete.
We create a story that is filled with limitations and it only tells a part of our real story.
I know that my story was absolutely incomplete and filled with all kinds of limitations. The crazy thing was that I didn’t even realize it.
I had accomplished a lot of the things I wanted in life. I was living really well. I had everything I thought I wanted.
What a great story right?
Now, don’t get me wrong, I was and continue to be absolutely grateful to have that story and all the things in my life that were a part of “my story”.
There was nothing wrong with “my story” … there was just more to it.
And, the problem is that we allow these stories to define us and what is possible. So, if you stop the story too soon without including all that is really possible and everything you are really capable of, you are completely selling yourself short.
That’s why we have to continually be looking to expand our story and free it of any artificial limitations we have either knowingly or unknowingly created.
Well, the first place to start is to continually reflect on your potential and all that you are really capable of. That absolutely has to be a part of your story and how you define yourself. It will impact everything you think is possible and everything you choose to pursue.
So, TODAY think of what you are really capable of …
Now, multiply that by 10 …
And, multiply that by 100 …
Would you believe me if I told you that you still aren’t there?
I know it may be hard to re-frame for yourself what really is possible, especially if you are like me, and for years had thought you were already shooting for the stars (and even hitting some from time to time).
Although it may be cliché, it really is true … we are capable of more than we can even dream.
We have to allow what we think is possible to continually expand for us day after day.
And, then allow our true potential to impact “our story” and every single thing we do.