Tell me if this sounds familiar: “The only person who has the power to limit what you can do is you.”
How about this? “You are the ceiling on what you can accomplish.”
Or maybe this one: “If you really want it, you’ll make it happen. If you don’t, you’ll make excuses.”
Maybe I just grew up in an incredibly Tony-Robbins-centric world, but I must have had these ideas repeated to me in some form every week of my childhood. My parents said these things, my teachers said these things, my karate instructor said these things. They became the kind of words I’d receive with a wave of my hand and a, “Yeah, yeah. I know.”
I won’t say that they didn’t shape my approach to life. They did. They trained my willpower muscle. I accomplished a lot because I kept myself in check with these standards.
But, like anything else, when you’re fed the same thing over and over, it starts to lose its flavor.
Therefore I am incredibly grateful that somebody positioned this idea to me a little differently when I hit my late twenties. This “somebody” was an author, and he wrote a book called The Big Leap. This book reframed the way I approach—well, everything in my business. Read More