Allow me to share one of my favorite affirmations, and one I use frequently:
I break through self-limiting beliefs and open myself to possibilities.
The reason I use that affirmation so much, is because I need it so much. Because it gets to the fundamental essence of personal growth and self-development…
The need to blow up preconceived beliefs (mind viruses) we have, that cause us to either lower our aspirations, or even self-sabotage the things we do decide to attempt.
Once you get this, your whole world changes. Because you stop looking for excuses from external sources (the economy, Prime Minister, or your ex-spouse) and you turn your attention inward.
No one holds you back more than you do.
You might want to read that previous sentence again. And again.
When you blow up a limiting belief like, “I’m not worthy,” or “I don’t have the right connections/experience/education to do this,” your whole world transforms in an instant. No, you don’t get the results in an instant. You still have to make the decision, take the action and go through the process.
But your world has explicably changed, because you’re courageous enough to make that decision to start things. That changes everything forward from that point. And it all starts by looking inward.
P.S. Did you hear the new podcast out yesterday? It’s on the Formula for Success. I think you’ll find it very helpful.