Updated: May 29
Have you ever wanted to really do something, but you stopped yourself?
Have you ever wondered why?
There are a myriad of reasons we limit our own growth. Fear of failure. Fear of the unknown. Belief that we aren't capable of doing those things. Belief that we aren't deserving. Concern about how we'll be viewed. Worry about being accepted.
We constantly get in our own way. We overthink the what ifs of the future and get influenced by the voices of our past.
These things leave us in a holding pattern, one that stagnates our growth. They infiltrate our life, preventing us from doing the very things that would feed our souls, and bring us the most joy and satisfaction.
So, why do we limit growth?
Remember when you were a small child and you were fearless?
You didn't let anything get in your way. You led with your heart and followed your curiosity. You were all in. You tried new things, failed, tried again. You weren't worried about what others thought. They never even came into the equation. You didn't compare yourself to anyone else. There was no reason to. You were too focused on yourself and what you wanted. And you did everything with the utmost abandon.