Push yourself out of the boundaries and limits you have kept yourself behind. It’s amazing how resilient and capable we truly are if we just believe in ourselves.
I remember for so long I used to say that I wasn’t creative. So in turn, my mind often went blank at new ideas and I boxed myself out of trying or even being good at new things. A lot of that stemmed from the fear of failing and the fear of not being good enough. I have come to realize that I am incredibly creative, not in the ways that others are creative, but in my own ways. I used to say I had no sense of design, so that meant I had no creative gene in my body. But when I pushed myself out of my comfort zone, I realized how creative I am. I realized that I could create websites, write creative blog posts every week, do a decent enough job editing my own promotional videos, create modules, and even design my own wedding. All things that if you asked me 10 years ago if I could do, I would tell you no and run as far away as possible.
Now instead of shying away from these new challenges, I try my best to embrace them and figure out how I can push myself, learn more about myself, grow, and meet that challenge with as much success as I possibly can.
Don’t limit yourself to the self-limiting beliefs you have had about yourself. We truly are capable of enduring and accomplishing the most difficult of tasks. We truly can do things that we once thought were impossible. So whatever you are telling yourself that you can’t do, instead challenge yourself to think of how you can do it. Who can you ask for help? What resources can you research to help you understand the concept better?
It may seem impossible, but there is so much beauty on the other side of the door that holds all your fears and doubts. Take that first step. You’ll never fully be ready. But you are capable of learning. You are capable of growing. And ultimately, you are capable and worthy of more.
Don’t let the limits you’ve given yourself hold you back, push past those limits. I guarantee you that you will find something out about yourself that you wouldn’t have otherwise.
You are resilient. Keep going.