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3 More Ways to Push Past Your (Supposed) Limits
Here's the tough but empowering truth: chances are really good that many of the barriers holding you back from achieving your full potential in life are self-imposed. As I've reported here on Inc.com before, the Navy SEALs call this reality " the 40 percent rule."

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Look Out For “They” Language

When your beliefs refer to an ambiguous “they, ” there’s a good sign that they’re manufactured and not real. Statements like, “They’ll never give me a shot, ” or, “They’re going to...

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Fake It ‘Till You Make It

It can be beneficial to find a role model and engage in some healthy imitation. Done well, it can give you some confidence.

You shouldn’t copy everything about the person. But notice ...

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Build In Recovery Time

Desperation can drive you to push constantly against the boundaries constraining you. But, to avoid burning out, it may be better to tackle your limitations in pulses, with adequat...

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Plan some Sunday self-care

Treating yourself well on Sunday can help you feel better about Monday. You can try:

  • Serenity—a form of relaxation, like meditation or deep breathing
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