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7 Common Thoughts Keeping You from Greatness


7 Common Thoughts Keeping You from Greatness

Did you know that your thoughts are the most powerful tool you have? They literally can make you or break you.

Think of the most successful person you know or admire. Do you think they got there by chance or luck? Their success all started in their mind, and precisely the thoughts and beliefs they have.

I can tell you from personal experience, that once I changed my thoughts and beliefs my life changed for the better…WAY better.

Think about what thoughts might be holding you back from more greatness. 

Here are seven common ones below and my advice on how to overcome them and be on your way to more greatness stat! These are all thoughts I battled with (and sometimes still do)! 

1. I’m not good enough. 

As long as this thought occupies space in your mind, it will continue to hold you back. Thinking you’re not good enough for something — whether it’s a new career, a promotion, or a relationship — will stop you in your tracks from taking any step toward what you really want. If you don’t believe you’re worthy of something, it will be difficult for others to believe you are too. Get rid of this thought and watch your courage — and the results that follow — grow!  

2. What will they think?

All too often, we make decisions based on what others think. We worry incessantly about everyone else’s opinions and can let this creep into our decision-making process. Once you let go of paying any mind to what everyone is going to think or say, you will feel lighter — having the freedom to live life on your terms — no one else’s!  

3. Someday.

Maybe you want something — like to start a side business, run a marathon, or date again. But we hold ourselves up from having what we want and tell ourselves… “Someday.” Sure, someday might come and be the day to start working toward a dream, but it’s unlikely that life will ever be in the perfect place to start. This thinking keeps us stagnant, and every day that goes by is one day less we have to go for what we want. Take action right now! 

4. I shouldn’t.

Did you ever feel like you shouldn’t do something you want to do? Maybe you will feel like you’ll break some “rule,” with your family, your friends, or society itself? Like why we shouldn’t invest ourselves, shouldn’t date that kind of person, or shouldn’t go on that adventure we’ve been dreaming about. This type of thinking quickly decides your fate. Stop listening to everyone else’s rules, and make your own! Watch your life take fantastic shape in the process.

5. Why me?

Are you playing the victim in your life? Has life “happened” to you? I’m here to tell you it hasn’t. As Tony Robbins has said: “Life happens FOR you.” You decide what to make of life’s circumstances, and if you take this a step further, you will embrace and be grateful for all the shit that’s come up in your life. It’s what’s made the person you are today, and you get to decide if you want to be a victim or be someone who’s come out way better on the other side for having endured it. 

6. Why don’t I have that (insert here: money, relationship, career, body, house) that they have?

Ah yes. The comparison game. It’s so easy to get caught up with this, especially when most people display their life on social media. Instead of wishing you had what someone else had and make comparisons about how your life isn’t stacking up, realize that everyone is on their own path, and you are on yours. When you compare yourself to others you’ll never be happy, because arguably there will always be someone with something seemingly “more” than you have. Be grateful for what life has given you, and stay focused on your own path. 

7. It’s impossible.

I can’t tell you how many people I come across who think something is impossible, that is indeed, very possible. Like, it’s impossible to meet a good guy, or it’s impossible to switch careers with my experience, or it’s impossible to make THAT kind of money. It’s only impossible because that’s the bar you’ve set for yourself — a bar you’ve decided is too far out of reach! If you get creative and stay persistent, you will find that there is always a way. So yes, it IS possible. 

What other thoughts are holding you back and how can you change your thinking about them?

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