Today I want to talk about the ways in which we set limits on ourselves. I am a person who continuously doubts my potential and I come up with so many excuses as to why I won't do certain things and of course, all of the ideas I come up with are negative. However I have realized that if I do not try to work towards something that I want, there will not be any growth and the goals that I have will remain dreams.
It can be really hard to go after the things that you may want in life when you have so much self-doubt or you lack confidence within yourself to reach for the stars. However when you see the ways in which other people are working towards their goals, you can see that anything is obtainable if you set your mind to do it. Anything you want can be acquired if you take the time to analyze what needs to be done in order to reach what you want and you apply those steps to your life.
I feel like the fear of having problems along the way or not being successful within my endeavors really does take over my life sometimes and a lot of the time I feel as though I shouldn't work towards certain things because I over think all of the possibilities of what could go wrong. I also think about how long it will take to reach a goal which to a certain degree may make me feel like giving up as well. However it is important to set little goals as you work up to the bigger goal because even the smallest wins should be celebrated and you should be proud. Reward yourself for the small victories. It is very important to focus on the positive aspects when it comes to working towards a goal. For example when I first started blogging a few years ago, I assumed that I could blog and eventually it would become extremely popular within a couple of months and that I'd be enjoying talking about whatever I wanted to discuss while making enough money to sustain my lifestyle. Of course, I was not being realistic. I didn't realize that it does take time to build a viewership and that it does take time to reach that point, in addition to a lot of hard work and even a decent amount of financial investments. I eventually gave up on a multiple of blogs because I realized that I either was not passionate about keeping my blog running, had a lack of funds to support it, or I had so much doubt that it would never be successful. I also began to contemplate whether my blog was good enough or whether people even enjoyed reading what I wanted to discuss.
When it comes to working towards any goal in life that you may have... It is important to be realistic, but it is also important to not doubt yourself and to be optimistic. Do not place yourself in a box or give up on things that you would like for yourself because it may take a while to reach your goals or things may not go the way you wanted them to go the first try. Do not doubt whatever it is that you have to offer and present to the table when working towards your goals. It is okay to be proud of yourself, but to also remain humble and to be aware that you can work on bettering yourself and your skills.
I encourage you all to never give up on whatever goals you have in life.
If you want to get a promotion, work hard towards obtaining it.
If you want to start your own business, create a business plan, marketing plan, and financial plan. Assess the pros and cons, then put it all to use.
If you want to become a bestselling novelist, write as much as you can.
Publish your book on Amazon as an ebook and market it.
When it comes to obtaining what you want in life, you have to work towards it and it may take a while to reach your goals, but you can definitely get to where you want to be.
I believe in you and so should you.
Self-doubt may not necessarily be removed in a day, but if you never try....
You'll always wonder,
"What if" or "I wish I would have."
Keep working towards your goals and believe in yourself!