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Life Tip: Stop Limiting Yourself

Today’s tip really can apply to just about any of my normal categories. Whether you’re a writer or a blogger, listen, stop limiting yourself.

Do you realize that our own expectations and beliefs in ourselves can ultimately limit us more than the world can?

Let me put this into perspective for you. This past semester, I had a conference with a student who did not believe that he could get an A in any English class class and so his goal was to get a B.

During our conference I discussed his current standing, how I believed he could get an A, determined by his effort and his own expectations in himself. At the end of our meeting, this student decided that he was going to shoot for an A instead of a B. Guess what he got in my class?

The point is this: why do we set these restrictions on our own goals and dreams? The obvious reason is self-doubt or a lack of faith in ourselves, which ultimately travels back to the idea of fear. We are afraid of being wrong, we are afraid on disappointing ourselves and others. We are afraid that if we aim too high, we have no choice but to fall.

Well let me tell you, I’d rather aim high and fall lower every time rather than never reach my full potential.

When we put our own limits on our goals, we will never see just how far we can go or what we can actually accomplish. So please, stop limiting yourself in your writing, in your dreams, in your blogging, in your relationships.

Think kindly of yourself and shoot for the stars!

Happy Writing!


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23 thoughts on “Life Tip: Stop Limiting Yourself”

  1. Great post and from a former and somewhat retired teacher, what a stellar job to work with the student to see just what might be possible. We are only limited by the limits we tend to place on ourselves. Often our biggest challenges in life are to overcome the six-inches of muscle that resides between our ears.

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    1. Glen, I didn’t realize you taught! What did you teach? And thank you, I love working with my students. Some of my favorite moments in teaching are when my students improve and I can see the self-satisfaction they get out of surprising even their own expectations. Ha, “six-inches of muscle,” I love that description.

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    1. You’re welcome, Janet! It’s something I have to remind myself sometimes as well, but even when I fall short of my goal, I often get further than my self-doubt would let me believe I ever could.

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    1. I’m so glad to hear that Johnzelle! I often post these types of blogs when I need them as well. Not yet! We are under the two week mark (finally, ha!) I’ll be posting a “farewell” blog post in a couple of days before I take my hiatus for the wedding and honeymoon.

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