A lot of people don’t pursue their dreams. They want to be writers, dancers, actors, painters, Olympic athletes, singers, or entrepreneurs, for example. But they doubt that they can realize their dream. They don’t think they can do it.
So rather than try, they don’t do anything. They don’t pursue their goal or dream.
Can you relate?
Why You Don’t Pursue Your Dreams
I work with many aspiring writers and bloggers. They come to me because they aren’t writing or blogging. Why? They aren’t sure they are any good at it…or are afraid no one will read what they write…or don’t think they have the stamina or will power to keep at it long enough to realize success. They don’t believe that they can.
What about you? Maybe you don’t…
- play golf
- run a marathon
- take up the guitar
- start an online business
- found a charity
- start speaking professionally
…because you don’t think you can.
Stop Proving that You Can’t
If you never do something you want to do…never even try…you prove only one thing: you can’t. Continue with this “research,” and you’ll prove the same thing over and over again.
You’ll never find out if you can do something unless you try. So do a different type of research. Try… Prove you can.
Be a scientist. Do a study; take action. Discover if you can do what you say you want to do. Create the proof that you can because you do. Stop proving you can’t because you don’t.
Change Your Beliefs
What dreams have you given up on…never taken any action on…because of some belief that it’s impossible for you? Make a list of them. Include the reasons why you believe this to be true.
Then, recall who gave you that belief? A parent? A teacher? A well-meaning friend or relative?
Most likely, the belief was not your own. You adopted it as your own after someone told said to you, “You can’t do that.” Their reasons don’t matter. All that concerns you is the fact that you adopted the belief “I can’t.”
Now it’s time to change your incorrect belief and adopt a new one of your choosing.
How do you do that? Each time you say, “I can’t do that,” ask yourself this question: Do I know this to be true?
I can predict with certainty that your answer will be, “I don’t know because I never tried. I’ve never found out if I could.”
Prove You Can
You’ve been operating on the belief “I can’t” without ever discovering “I can.”
Discover if you can do whatever it is you dream of doing or becoming. That’s your challenge.
Get proof by doing it—whatever “it” is for you. Allow your action to prove you can.
Before you start, though, be sure you’ve adopted a belief of your own that supports your action and the achievement of your goal.
Do it. Prove you can.
What will you prove you can do this week?
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