8 Steps To Push Past Your Limits When You Think You've Hit Them
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 know I’m too…, ” are good examples.
Don’t assume what’s going on in others’ heads–especially of those “others” who haven’t told you directly that you’ve got a limitation.
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It's your daily actions that will change what you believe about yourself and the person you become.
Focus on the process. Focus on showing up, on sticking to the schedule, on “not quitting.”
Eventually, the results and the self–confidence will come anyway.