We all have more capacity (ability) than we are aware of. As I read a book I just picked up titled “ No Limits” by John Maxwell, I find it resonates with the language of my heart of never living with limitations. Years ago, I suffered from anxiety and depression. I remember feeling so helpless to overcome this. I wanted to do so many things. I wanted to experience life and be out in the world but “this” was holding me back. I can’t say exactly when but one day I decided that I was going to do whatever it took (medication, counseling, studying, praying, hard work) to live a life with no limits. I found strength just saying to myself “I don’t want ANY limits on my life”. It motivated me. I prayed for God to show me what I needed to do and to give me the strength and the courage to do. Then I made a commitment to teach others the way as well. Now over 40 years later, living a wonderfully full life I get to lead and teach other’s how through my coaching practice. Still “No limits” resonates within me today. Living a no limits life is not without fear though. Fear still tries to tell me to live small. It doesn’t want me (or you) to be seen because what if I’m judged, rejected, fail, ridiculed, embarrassed. It’s always the same old rhetoric. Fear wants to limit you. You have to learn how to turn a deaf ear to fear and bolster yourself up with the truth about how powerful and awesome you really are; you have a big God on the inside of you supplying everything you need to live large and make a difference in this world. Remember there is always to sides to every story. Listen to the other side which is you could actually enjoy yourself, have fun living larger, have some wonderful experiences, taste the richness of life, touch more people, make more money, live with passion and enjoy some life giving relationships along the way. What dreams do you have? What do you look at and think I wish I could do that? What changes would you like to make in your life but are too fearful to even allow yourself to think about? Relationships? Career? Education? Location? If you’re thinking it - it means it’s in your heart. Pick one and explore it. Don’t only listen to your fears, which absolutely will come. Tell yourself the other side of the story. If you will allow yourself to toy with the possibility of it, share it with a friend and pray, you will find yourself living some of your dreams. There’s no magic formula and no one is more courageous than you to blow your limits off. In Maxwell’s book he quotes Charles Shultz, creator of the Peanuts comic strip who said, “ Life is like a 10 speed bike. Most of us have gears we never even use.” I love bike riding but the truth is I only use 2 maybe 3 gears when I ride. I’m really curious about what those others gears can do. Aren’t you?
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