Executives: Don't Become a Slave to Cannot

“Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it.” Diane Sawyer
I associate with amazing people who are accomplishing great things. The people around them and the communities they live in consider them to be extremely successful and also great role models. What causes me to chuckle is that when we discuss their journey to reach these significant goals, the only thing that held them back from accomplishing them sooner was their own self-limiting beliefs. This struck me as odd. So I started questioning everyone I met to determine what is holding them back from moving forward towards a goal or dream. In the final analysis even the most competent and confident people allow themselves to become slaves to what they believe they cannot do and have a list of reasons why they can’t do it versus the reasons why they can.
So the exercise or take away today is to write down a dream or challenging goal that has been on your list for years, discuss it within your trusted circle, and then start moving towards making it happen.
Weekly Wisdom by Jerry Rollins, CEO and Chairman of Sage Executive Group