If you must doubt something, doubt your limits.
I have heard this piece of advice many times and always nod yes…great advice. But what does it mean?
Today I just happened to show up at someone else’s blog…just happened…and saw this video. I think I followed a link from Facebook to get there, I don’t remember that part…and I also don’t believe in coincidences. I was drawn there and stayed for the powerful message and was so inspired I decided to share it here as well.
Limits for me are artificial barriers we put in place to keep us from really being who we are…from fully expressing ourselves.
And if we aren’t fully expressing ourselves, I believe not only are we missing out on a lot of possible joy, but we are depriving others of what we are here to share. Definitely a lose-lose proposition.
Limits usually show up in the form of fear…fear of speaking out about something I believe in, fear of doing something other people might consider unconventional, fear of making a change, fear of making a commitment….lots of possibilities out there.
How many times have you stayed in a job, a relationship, a city because the fear of moving on, fear of taking a risk, fear of making a change, or just because it was all just too overwhelming? I know I have. The last time I decided to quit a job I knew before I quit that I would look back with relief knowing it was behind me. I also acknowledged to myself that I had already stayed too long, that nothing positive was coming from being there. But still I stayed on…so apparently the pay off was that it was just easier to stay. I didn’t have to make yet another change, I didn’t have to explain myself. I could remain comfortable, low key and out of sight.
I did finally leave the job behind …and made the decision to share my knowledge and expertise in health and wellness through this blog where a few posts back I shared my intention to help change our health care system through encouraging people to take responsibility for their health.
In spite of my best intentions, I still give in to fears and limitations. So it helps to hear a story from someone else…someone who has challenges beyond anything I could imagine, and who has moved beyond the fear and found a way to express who she really is…big time. Rather than give away the punch line I will embed the video and let you enjoy it for yourself. It is definitely worth the short time it takes to hear this amazing woman’s story.
Share how you have learned to overcome fears and express yourself.
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