Ultimate Blog Challenge Post 10
Yesterday I asked you to help me to answer a question I am fascinated in at the moment (well to be honest it’s fascinated me for some time) and that was to define what it means to live a limitless life. I look forward to sharing all the responses with you in the near future but in the meantime I got to thinking about the opposite of being and experiencing limitless. That is a life filled with or bound by limits; a life in the box perhaps?
In particular I began thinking about whether the limits that we can experience are real or imagined. These thoughts came after a great conversation I recorded with my friend Jennifer Lee, founder of Artizen Coaching and award winning author or The Right-Brain Business Plan
During our chat which will air in the next couple of weeks on Creative Possibility – The Limitless Life on Web Talk Radio, Jenn and I talked about many things that would be limits as examples of the things that get in the way of us living an empowered, confident, more joyous and abundant life
Where do these limits we experience come from? Are they real or imagined?
How often have you got yourself in such a mess that you just can’t seem to find a way out. What sort of limit does this place on you and what impact does that have? Most importantly how does it make you feel?
When it comes to busting through limits one of the first things I like to do is challenge whatever it is that I see as a limit. I take the approach that it’s not real until proven and most of the time I end up deciding that what I got myself so bound up by isn’t really that real or that big of a deal after all. I’ve become entangled in the emotion and perception or belief that it’s real and when that happens it’s time to challenge it big-time!
Here’s a quick exercise to help you to see things from a different perspective
Busting Limits Exercise
Get yourself a piece of paper – the bigger the better if possible!
Now draw a square or rectangle so it represents a box
Inside of the box write down all the facts you have that proves that the challenge or issue is real
Next turn the piece of paper up-side down so all that you’ve written inside is facing a different direction
Now think about all the evidence you have that proves the challenge or issue is just imagined around the outside of the shape
Once you’re done turn it around as many times as you have to until what’s in the middle is just a blur and then let it go so you can go back to soaring
I hope that helps you to see things from a new perspective and to gain some sense of limitless in your life. It’s a simple tool yet so powerful and fun so I encourage you to give it a go with something happening in your life right now and then to share your experience below
Until next time I wish you a limitless life filled with succulent, effortless success