November 11, 2018

Yes You Are!

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe we are gifted for something and that thing must be attained. Marie Curie.


In my coaching practice, the thing that I have repeatedly come to see over the years is that, more often than not, many people know what they want. It’s just that they don’t do it.

Why? Because they can’t get past their self-limiting beliefs. They come in a variety of disguises, all starting with ‘I’. There are as many of them as there are people. Here are just a few of the most common ones:

  • I’m not smart enough.
  • I’m over qualified.
  • I’m under qualified.
  • I don’t have enough money.
  • I don’t have enough time.
  • I have too many other responsibilities.
  • I am not quite ready.
  • I’m too old.

You are not alone. From time to time, we are all afflicted with one of the above or something similar. We’re only human. But it is important to remember there is always another way of looking at challenges. The trick is to creatively find a way around them.

As I am fond of saying, attitude is everything. Your present circumstances might not be be ideal but it is not your circumstances that determine how far you can go. What ultimately determines your breaking through is how well you respond to the road blocks standing in your path.

We are all responsible for how we respond to life. The question is, if you are running into a self-limiting belief, how are you responding? In a tentative, self-defeating manner or seeing it as an opportunity for a bigger, more creative response than you thought you had?

It takes courage. Everything in life that has value and is worth doing does. It isn’t a matter of wishfully thinking, ‘yes I can,’ but rather recalling that you are bigger than you see yourself and that you already ARE what you wanted to be.

So get going. Get your work out there!

Now that you’re here: Want to step up your game or are in transition and could use a fresh pair of eyes? Would you like me to speak to your group? Text/call 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com. Follow me on Twitter.


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