Stop assassinating your dreams. Start living them.
The Secondhand Inspiration Project begins with a motivational quote and ventures wherever the creative path meanders.
“Life is wide, limitless. There is no border, no frontier.” — Bruce Lee
The world will supply you with a ready-made inventory of constraints. You will face endless limits in money, time, resources, abilities, patience, and motivation daily.
So with all these restrictions already in place, resist adding to the list. Don’t subconsciously manufacture limitations for yourself before you even start to tackle new endeavors.
Remember, the only opinion that matters in your life is yours.
Once you realize this, you can cultivate enough willpower to accomplish anything that you focus on — because you will recognize that constantly telling yourself that you cannot achieve something will only ensure that you won’t.
It is never too late to learn a different skill, discover a new passion, or evolve into a better version of yourself.
Often the most imposing impediments to developing the life you desire most aren’t the roadblocks and detours you run into along the way but the borders you place in front of yourself before you even start the journey.
If you believe you can, you might make something incredible happen. If you think you can’t, you won’t even try.
Self-sabotage is a learned behavior. Avoid it by looking past the limits you place on yourself. Instead, focus on the boundless opportunities that life presents.
Adrian S. Potter — the antisocial extrovert — is an author, engineer, consultant, and public speaker. He writes poetry, short fiction, and articles on various subjects, including creativity and personal growth. He is the author of the forthcoming book Fractured Epiphanies (Stillhouse Press) and the poetry book Everything Wrong Feels Right (Portage Press). Visit him at http://adrianspotter.com/.