You have a dream. You have unrealized potential. There are things you want to do that you haven’t done.
Whether it’s your next step spiritually, a promotion, a financial goal, exercise, a new attitude or a new career, you’ve got something you dream about on your radar screen.
What’s stopping you?
The answer is simpler than you think. You are.
At least I know in my own experience, I’m the biggest cap on my own development, future and potential.
Here’s how it happens.
We live in a land of a thousand excuses and justifications.
I have too much to do to get started on it…
I want to do ______, but here’s why I can’t….
I’m not sure I could….
If I didn’t have _________ as a boss/spouse/income/career….
If only my skill set was different…
If someone would just give me a chance…
I’m not sure why God made me this way. If he hadn’t, then I……..
Spend some time auditing your thought life today. You’d be surprised how much time you spend convincing yourself you can’t get on to your next big project, your next dream, or even the right thing to do.
I’m not saying there’s never any external opposition to people realizing their dreams. I am saying most of us will never figure out what that is because the only thing that keeps us from our next step is ourselves.
Until you change that.
Next time you think of a reason, excuse or justification – call it out. Surrender it to God. And be honest with yourself.
Then, perhaps, the thing that’s stopping you will at least not be you. And you might discover you’re no longer being stopped at all.