From time to time this question comes up…what would you do if you knew you wouldn’t fail? I love this question. It gives us permission to dream big. It allows us to imagine all the fun we could have being our best selves while being assured success. If you’ve never thought about this one, or haven’t lately, spend some time with it. Write down some of your pie-in-the-sky ideas and notice how good it makes you feel.
Then ask yourself this second question…why do you think you would fail? What stops you from realizing your dreams? Is it negative self talk? Do you surround yourself with people who try to hold you back or discourage you? Do you think you lack something you need to be successful? Write these things down too, and question how valid they are and if you could change any or all of them.
Tip: sometimes when you change the way you think about success you open new doors.
Another tip: don’t let other people bring you down.