“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
I believe that we are trapped inside a version of ourselves that is riddled with non-truths, deception and limited belief in ourselves. We believe in this version that wakes up every morning and believes that their circumstances are impossible to change, that the things we truly cherish and really want to dedicate our lives to are impossible to pursue, because of one obstacle or another. Everywhere we look, we see uninspired people, individuals who may have tried, failed and never got up again, or never tried at all. We have grown excessively comfortable with who we are and what we do right now, because we are afraid that going any further means that we lose the little we already have. Yet, we still dream, we still have ambitions, we still have goals and aspirations.
It feels like the world is a cruel joke. In the 21st century, we have access to more information than we ever have in the history of human existence! There are tons of books, seminars, workshops, magazines, internet articles, about success, business, and all kinds of material to help one develop oneself, yet, 1% hold majority of the world’s wealth.
Why is this?
Why is there such a huge disparity in the gap between the haves and the have nots?
The answer is simple. It is about the consciousness you choose to live in every day. If you have decided that this is it, then it will be so. But if you decide that there is more to life, and there is far much more than what you give yourself credit for, then take consistent action and apply yourself, your life will start to change.
So as you start your week, ask yourself whether you have been selling yourself short. And if you have, what do you plan to do about it?