Since when did we decide to listen to the limiting ideas of others to determine our fate, our personal path? Since we were born, right!? Since the day we were born we have been told what to do, what not to do, what to wear and not to wear, what to eat, who to be friends with, what is socially acceptable, the expectation for us, etc. You get the idea. We have always been told who we are and what we should be in the context of what home we were born into, who our parents are, what country we are from, what religion we were raised to believe, etc. Don’t get me wrong, it's not necessarily a bad thing. Most of us wouldn’t be anywhere near where we are without the early guidance we received (myself included). Our parents, teachers, grandparents, loved-ones, friends...have our best interest in mind when they set these standards for us. However, as you have matured or had changes in life situations, you may come to the realization that those expectations could be less than the greatness you see for yourself now. Those standards by which you are judged by others may be confining or just not who you really are or want to be.
Here's your wake up call. YOU and only YOU have the ability to make your life into whatever YOU want it to be. Some of us like to blame others for our misgivings or misfortunes or mistakes. However, if you want real change in your life, you have to step up and take responsibility for YOU. Stop allowing those limiting beliefs to be your excuse. Stop holding yourself back. We don't believe in our abilities because we don't want to be disappointed or disappoint others. That's a bunch of crap. Stop listening to the negative talk (most of it is going on in your own head) and take daily actions to achieve the dreams you wish. You were born with greatness inside of YOU, harness it and believe in YOU. Know that you are worth it all and you deserve the very BEST this universe has to offer. If you don't believe in you, no one else will. Start with your self-image, work on you and your beliefs about you.
How many of us set the bar too low and therefore, we fall short of the ultimate goal? Stop sabotaging your own success. We all have it in us to reach higher and to achieve more. Challenge yourself to not just live up to the status-quo, but to blow it out of the water! It’s not selfish to want to me more, to achieve more, to be a better version of yourself tomorrow than you were today. The universe needs your special talent, your unique perspective, your new invention, your gifts, your ingenuity, your willingness to give of yourself to other. I believe in you and I know you can do whatever you set your mind to do. Take constant daily action to achieve what you want out of life. There’s nothing holding you back, but the false fear inside of you. Be child-like, try something new, be a Superhero! Don't just reach for the stars, REACH BEYOND THE STARS! Allow yourself the right to succeed and then empower others with your light.