Never Underestimate Yourself, Your Abilities, Or Your Power
Yes, there are some things in life that we won’t ever be able to achieve. I will never be a professional golfer no matter how diligently I train. You may be confident about a certain thing and a 100% sure that you’ll achieve it, but then something unexpected prevents you.
You may not get the specific job you want because the employer won’t hire you. Severe emotional or physical illness can of course hinder you. But these are the exceptions. The rule is that there are millions of things you can accomplish.
I wish I could tell you that these thoughts had enough truth in them to merit inertia. But that’s not the case. There are millions of desires and goals for which you have the intelligence, resources, ability, and stamina (emotional, mental, and physical) to accomplish.
It may not be easy.
It may not always be fun. You might fail the first time and have to start again. But most of the time, with the proper research, training, planning, preparation, and consistency, you can do what you set out to do if you really want to do it. We are all creatures of habit, some bad and some good.
One of the worst habits people have is that we tend to let others cast undue influence over how we feel about ourselves and the
decisions we make. This causes us to second guess ourselves and make decisions based on how
we feel others think instead of making the best choices for ourselves. Here is the first of seven daily habits that are probably keeping you underestimating yourself and playing small:
You Don’t Have A Daily Practice Of Any Kind
Having a daily practice, a routine that gets you in sync with yourself — your mind and/or your body — and aligns you with your intentions, is key for tapping into your strength and power. It reminds you why you are here and sets the stage for calm in the midst of daily chaos. My daily practice consists of guided gratitude and meditation. Yours can include things such as reading, yoga, meditation or prayer. Whatsoever works to get you feeling centered and good can be made into a habit. Try starting your day with a positive outlook.