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Limits: Real or Imagined?

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

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2013: What Does It Mean To Me?

It’s the first day of the new year.  A time when people feel tired, a little worse for wear after celebrations the night before.  A time to reflect and to decide that things really are to be different this year.  Take a moment to think about your 2012 and all that happened in the past 12 months.  Use today and in fact the entire month of January to make conscious choices about how the next 12 months are going to be for you

I’m starting the year by participating in the Ultimate Blog Challenge hosted by a dear friend Michelle Shaeffer (I had Michelle feature as a guest on last week’s podcast episode of my radio show – listen in here!) and her colleague Michele Scism – together they have been running 4 successful challenges each year teaching bloggers how to get their blogs to soar!

What does this mean?  It means I’ll be posting something every day for the coming month.  It’ll likely just be a short message on my reflections over the month as I take up my own challenge to make conscious choices about how the next 12 months are going to be for me in my life and business

Day 1: 2013 What Does It Mean To Me?Happy New Year

2013 is for me a fresh start.  I’ll be totally honest here, 2012 sucked for me in so many ways.  It also held some of the greatest opportunities for me to gain self understanding and on a professional level it was a successful year for me.  I achieved goals I didn’t really think I would, made and sustained some inspiring and powerful connections, worked with more and more committed, passionate, determined clients who saw abundant results in their own lives and businesses and so much more

That said I ended 2012 tired.  No, make that exhausted!

I am now excited about the prospects of the new year but wondering where to get the motivation, drive and determination I need to make it as successful as I know it has the potential to be.  So 2013 to me is all about self support.  It is about balancing my energy, taking time out when I know I need to, not when I fall in a heap.  It is about filling myself with nourishment – good food, plenty of activity, inspiring learning, saying yes to dynamite opportunities, connecting with people who speak my language and are willing to support me and receive my support in return.  It’s about loving and being loved.  It’s about colour and feeling fully alive each and every day.  It’s about things being effortless, easy, free and limitless

It’s going to be a great year.  I can just feel it!

What’s 2013 mean to you?  love you to share your thoughts below