I believe we fall victim to our own limitations every day.
Ceiling: “a limitation blocking upward advancement”
Glass:"transparent because the limitation is not immediately apparent”
Here are 5 steps to help you find that ceiling:
(after all, it’s invisible and you might not even know where you put it!)
- Pick one aspect of your life that you want to progress or a new goal you feel is unattainable.
(for example: money, job, family, blog, writing, preaching, coaching)
Me: I want to be a published author.
- Find an example of someone who has achieved your unattainable goal.
Me: There are so many, how can I choose? Ok.. here are two of my favorites. Both of these women are accomplished authors of memoirs.
Sarah Saffian author of Ithaka: A Daughter’s Memoir of Being Found Elizabeth Gilbert author of Eat, Pray, Love
- Tell yourself why you CAN'T do what they did.
Me: I can’t be a published author because: I’m not famous. I don’t have a degree in English or writing. I don’t have an agent. I don’t have the financial means for editors or publicist. I’m just a jersey girl, ex computer geek, who knows nothing about publishing a book. Wow… I feel worse now than I did before this exercise.
- Take off the blindfold, you’ve just found your ceiling.
Me: Ok… All of the reasons stated in #3 are true. I can’t change them. BUT… my ceiling is that I ASSUME these are reasons I won’t get published. If I let these doubts rule me, then I won’t even try, hence the ceiling. If I let my own limitations prevent me from climbing, then one thing is certain, I will never get there.
- What next?
Seeing clearly is the first step to success.
Tune in next week for: How to keep yourself from keeping you back
Please support me with your honesty.