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Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
-- Stephen Covey


Friday, March 27, 1998

Stop fighting

Who is the most ardent defender of your limitations? You are! Just notice how many times you think to yourself “I can’t do that” or “that’s just the way I am.” Well, of course you are the way you are, yet there’s no need to hold yourself back because of it. A powerful part of the way you are is the desire to be something more -- an aspiration to grow, to learn, to experience the fullness of life.

When you catch yourself saying “I could never,” stop and consider the object of your limitation. What is it that you think you “could never” do, or become, or acquire? The fact is, you can, when you’re able to transcend your own limiting self talk.

Your very own negative energy is working against something quite substantial -- your possibilities. Your limitations are powerful. They need to be powerful in order to hold back your amazing possibilities.

All the things you’ve achieved so far, are what you’ve allowed yourself to achieve. Imagine what great things could happen if you would stop fighting against your own possibilities.

— Ralph Marston

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