“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela
You are not limited to the life you currently live. Any time you’re ready to go beyond the limitations now in your life, you’re capable of doing that by choosing different thoughts – powerful thoughts.
Each of us earns the income we do today because that is the amount we have limited ourselves to make. If we did not limit ourselves through the thoughts that we believe are true, we could easily earn two, five, ten, or a hundred times more.
How do we know that it’s possible to earn much more? Because others have and are doing it. Surely you know people who make much more than you, who don’t have your education, skills or intelligence. So why do they earn more than you?
Allow me to share with you the story of George Dantzig:
As a college student, Dantzig studied hard, often, late into the night. Sometimes so late, that one morning he overslept, arriving twenty minutes late for class. He quickly copied the two maths problems on the board, assuming they were the homework assignment. It took him several days to work through the two issues, but finally, he had a breakthrough, completed the task, and handed in his work to the professor.
Early the next Sunday morning, Dantzig was woken up by his excited professor. Since George was late for class, he hadn’t heard the professor announce that the two unsolvable equations on the board were mathematical brain-teasers. Challenges that even Einstein hadn’t been able to answer. But Dantzig, working without any thoughts of limitation, had solved not one, but two problems that had puzzled mathematicians for many years.
George solved the questions because he didn’t know that he couldn’t.
What limiting belief is holding you back?
You have more hidden potential than you will probably ever realise in this lifetime.
No fear. No limits. No excuses.
An extract from my book Smart Thinking for Crazy Times