Dare To Live Without Limits

Bryan Golden

Your state of mind is a factor in everything you do
If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you like to win but you think you can't, it's almost certain you won't.
If you think you'll lose you're lost for out in the world we find success begins with a person’s will.
It's all in a state of mind.
If you think you are outclassed, you are.
You've got to think high to rise.
You've got to be sure of yourself before you can ever win a prize.
Life's battles don't always go to a stronger or faster man.
But sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.

-Author unknown

What are the thoughts filling your head? What is your state of mind? Are you aware of what you think about? It is your outlook that determines your outcome. Your brain listens to what you tell it, obeying the directions you provide.
Some people give up before they even start. They tell anyone who will listen that they are unable to surmount the challenge ahead of them. They know all the reasons to justify why they have been beaten in the past. They are certain to be beaten in the future.
Others refuse to be vanquished. There is no obstacle capable of deterring them. They know within them resides everything needed to be victorious. For these people, failure is not an option. In their minds, success is assured even though the first step has not yet been taken.
Fear of challenge is a veritable brick wall to progress. Anything worthwhile takes effort. Reaching a goal is not easy. Anxiety about failure can be paralyzing. Yet throughout history men and women have been triumphant when daring to accomplish the impossible. They programmed their minds to venture into the unknown and blaze a trail for others to follow.
Prior to approaching the starting line, all triumphant competitors repeatedly visualize a perfect performance that leads to a win. They think and act like winners. If they don’t finish in first place, they dig in their heels and redouble their efforts. They have a winning state of mind.
Are you one of the people who think they are outclassed by others? Do you feel limited because others have more education, more money, more contacts, or more abilities than you? All people have untapped potential. If you have an inferior state of mind, your will act accordingly. Be proud. Act with dignity. Your attitude counts for so much.
Aim high. If you fall short while shooting for the stars, you will reach the moon. Combine big dreams with a full charge of ambition. The only thing that can prevent you from rising is your state of mind. Yet it's also your state of mind that can ignite your rockets to launch you to new heights.
You've got to believe in yourself before you can succeed. Self-doubt stifles progress. Successful people radiate a confidence that emanates from self-assuredness. If you doubt you can, you won't. If you know you can, you will.
A positive, proactive state of mind is more valuable than skill or talent. How you think, determines what you do, which results in what you get. There's no mystery. The same laws apply to everyone.
Monitor your state of mind. Eradicate any thoughts that don't serve your best interests. Have a can do, will do attitude. The only person who can stop you is you.

NOW AVAILABLE: "Dare to Live Without Limits," the book. Visit www.BryanGolden.com or your bookstore. Bryan is a management consultant, motivational speaker, author, and adjunct professor. E-mail Bryan at bryan@columnist.com or write him c/o this paper.  2023 Bryan Golden


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