From childhood, we are fed mantras such as, “if you can see it, you can be it” or, “you can be whatever you set your mind to.” When we reach adulthood, however, those aspirations seem too good to actually be true. Reality begins to set it and unfortunately, we begin to doubt our abilities.
The truth is there are no limits to what the human mind is capable of. When we put in the necessary amount of work, we truly can achieve whatever it is we set our minds to.
But, what’s standing in the way of us actually believe it?
Many attribute their lack of success to fear. They’re afraid to take that leap into something different. They shutter at the thought of failure. Ultimately, they’re not confident enough in themselves.
In life, we all experience that moment of clarity when we meditate on our life and decide that it isn’t enough. We crave the satisfaction that comes along with finally reaching our goals. With these tips, you can confidently elevate your life and stop limiting your capabilities to ultimately reach success!
1. Elevate your Mind
Education is the root of all wisdom. You simply cannot elevate your life without challenging your mind to new concepts. Our society is advantaged in that we have Ivey League courses readily available to us for free!
We have unlimited applications that even read books to us. Let’s not forget the advances of YouTube and other video sites that are filled with educational seminars, videos, and tutorials that can teach us virtually anything.
When you open your mind to new information, you are using elements of your brain that were otherwise motionless. This not only heightens your perception, it encourages superior thinking. You’ll develop confidence in your abilities because you tackled a difficult task.
From your learning, you may realize where your passions truly lie. This can open many doors both professionally and socially. Read and take in as much knowledge as you can. Trust me, you will never regret learning something new.
2. Get Rid of Doubt
Doubt is the killer of all dreams. Sure, there’s validity in reasonableness, but is it practical to be so…practical? When we doubt our ability to do something, we are in effect putting ourselves down. We are telling ourselves that there is no way we could ever accomplish something so grandeur. Well, I’m here to tell you that you can truly accomplish whatever you set your mind to IF, you rid yourself of that pesky doubt. When your mind is telling you that a feat is too treacherous, use that as your ammunition to push forward even harder. Resist that voice so viciously that it eventually is non-existent.
You can built your self-confidence through practicing daily affirmations. Write down all of the positive aspects of yourself from your physical appearance to your talents. Repeat these daily until they’re deeply ingrained.
Vincent Van Gogh, arguably one of the most influential artists of our lifetime, experienced self-doubt on a heightened level. He used his desperation, doubt, and instability to create works of magic. He once quoted, “If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”
3. Surround Yourself With Inspiration
“Birds of a feather, flock together” is a great motto to live by when choosing your company. Submerge yourself into a culture of individuals who strive for progress. This also includes seeking inspiration and motivation through your recreational activities as well. Put down the phone and get active! Visit museums, exercise, try different foods, and create new experiences.
Fighting against human nature is tough. But, the outcome of success will be worth all of the work you put in.
You can aspire to be bigger than what you currently are.
You deserve it! Continue to evolve into the person you’re destined to be and your life will be consumed with purpose.