Have you ever been told you can’t do something? NFL quarterback, Jeff Garcia was told his whole life he couldn’t compete at the next level. As Jeff says, he didn’t get discouraged – he got encouraged. If he had listened to his own coaches, he would not have gone on to have an 18-year All-Pro career or set the passing records for the San Francisco 49ers.
There are always going to be people out there pointing out your limitations. “You’re too short, you’re too big, you don’t have enough education, you don’t have enough money” and on and on. It’s you that needs to decide what voice you are going to listen to. I am a big believer that right next to any perceived limitation lies your true potential. I have proven this over and over again by helping people create their conditions rather than just live in there conditions. Your mind is the most important asset you own.
The more you learn to use your mind to “work for you rather than against you” the more you will live your dreams rather than just wanting for something better.
Tips when looking at limitations vs. potential:
- Remember that only you truly know what you are capable of doing
- No one else can determine who you are
- Weakness are only weaknesses if you see them as that
- Work hard to make your perceived weaknesses shift into what you do best
- Focus on your strengths and allow them to increase.
- Don’t get discouraged – get encouraged
Find Potential Where Others See Limitations. There is always a potential lying right beside any perceived limitation – limitations that appear to be blocking your path. This is why we need to take a look at what is limiting your potential in any area of your life and assist you in moving past these limitations. By exploring the methods that “change the channel” and assist us in getting on with the unlimited potential that lies before us, we become more effective. So let me ask you this: the next time someone says you can’t, how are you going to respond?