Unwittingly, we often sell ourselves short. We underestimate our ability to overcome challenges and achieve the extra-ordinary. My book, LIES That Limit, explores this very real aspect of human nature through the lens of the Labels, Illusions, Excuses and Stories – the LIES we carry in our heads. These LIES were likely put there by well-meaning influencers like parents, teachers, friends, co-workers, etc. who were trying to keep us safe from harm or to guard against hurtful disappointment. Today, we know that confronting those LIES is the only way we grow and become the people we’re capable of being.
Recently, while playing golf, I received a reminder. It was the 14th hole, which dog-legged left. Blocked by hills and tall grasses, the green was invisible. Standing on the tee box, I had two options – the safe, longer route, or the riskier, shorter route over the hazard, which would place my ball within pitching range of the green, if I hit a really good drive.
A member of our foursome saw my hesitation. He called out, “It’s a tough shot, but you’ve got it in you. You’ve already hit longer drives today.” With that, I stepped to my ball, took aim and watched it sail over the hazard. Sure enough, it landed just yards from the green.
You’ve got it in you to achieve more. Some times it just takes being reminded of your true ability. That reminder can come from within or from a personal cheerleader who sees within you what you have trouble seeing through the web of LIES that have built up around you. Reaching for the extra-ordinary is worth pushing past your fear of the unknown. The real risk is in not doing so.
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