REAL POWER: MAXING OUT ON GOD'S LOVE
LIMITATIONS DON'T COME ON TABLETS OF
When Moses came down from Mount
Sinai, he carried a stone tablet in his hands. As far as we know,
this is the only time God ever sent us a message on tablets of stone.
That message was the Ten Commandments. He had already written those
commandments into the fabric of the moral universe, and He sent those
stone tablets special delivery to make sure we received the message.
The Ten Commandments are like Mount Everest. They have been here a
long time, and they arenít going away any time soon. Four thousand
years ago, there were Ten Commandments, and there still are only ten.
Personal beliefs are different. They
are a choice, and they change. Personal beliefs are not commandments
given by God. No universal moral agent enforces the peculiarities of
your beliefs on the rest of the world.
You have the privilege of choosing
your personal beliefs. This should liberate you and make it easier to
reach your dreams. Unfortunately, the opposite is often true.
Instead of choosing liberating beliefs, you may choose limiting ones
that make your dreams impossible.
When given a choice between limiting
beliefs and liberating ones, most people choose limiting ones. This
perverse and self-destructive choice is the result of living in a
Negative words and thoughts are
covered in mental super glue. The words, ďno, never, canít, no way,
not now, and impossibleĒ, stick in your mind at an early age. When
children are two years old, their favorite word is no, and it sticks
in their mind for the rest of their life.
By the time they are twenty years
old, they have heard this word hundreds of thousands of times. They
become so used to hearing it, they are not surprised when it falls on
their ears another time. Before long, their brain shifts gears and
focuses on their limitations rather than on their possibilities.
Itís always easier to say no than it
is to say yes. When you say no, you donít have to do anything except
move your lips and sit back in your easy chair. When you say yes, the
work has just begun. Itís time for the blood, sweat, and tears to
begin. Saying yes is hard. Saying no is easy.
Too many people graduate from the
University of Life with a Ph.D. in negative thinking. They know their
limiting beliefs by heart and can effortlessly recite them. They know
all the reasons why their dreams are impossible. They are also
experts at telling you everything you cannot do.
LIST YOUR LIMITING BELIEFS
You must identify and eliminate the
limiting beliefs lurking in your mind. Your dreams will sink in a sea
of limiting beliefs unless you eradicate them. List your limiting
beliefs and write an explanation of why they apply to you. Explain
why other people get along fine without them.
Take a pencil and paper and make a
list of all your limiting beliefs. This will force you to think about
your limitations in a disciplined manner. Most of your limitations
are the result of living the unexamined life. You accept your
limitations without question. Your limitations suddenly appeared at
some time in the past, and you never questioned how they got there or
why they should apply to you.
When I drive in the deserts of
Arabia, I frequently encounter mirages. My eyes tell me that I am
surrounded by water on all sides. Nevertheless, there isnít a drop of
water for miles in any direction. When I drive toward the water, it
disappears. When I try to examine a mirage up close, I find itís not
Limitations frequently turn out to be
a mirage. When you examine them up close, they disappear. You need
to examine every limitation to see if itís real, or if itís just a
figment of your imagination.
Your limiting beliefs arenít part of
the fabric of the universe. They are not the way things must be.
Limiting beliefs donít come on tablets of stone from the hand of God.
They are a choice.
The only limiting beliefs you will
ever change are the ones you know about. You need to live the
well-examined life so you can discard your limiting beliefs.
LOOK FEARLESSLY WITHIN
There is no reason to place
limitations on worthwhile objectives before you try to make them
happen. Limitations reflect your beliefs about what is possible.
Beliefs are subject to change, and therefore, limitations are subject
to change as well.
When you face a challenge, you have a
choice. You write either a script of limitations or possibilities
based on your beliefs about yourself.
Inside your brain is a personalized
collection of limiting beliefs that tells you everything you can and
cannot do. Your limiting beliefs create massive confusion in your
mind, and you attribute your limitations to your world rather than to
yourself. When you look at the world to discover your limitations,
you are looking in the wrong place. Donít look at the outside world.
Instead, look fearlessly within. Every one of your limitations was
selected and adopted by you, and now you carry them with you wherever
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