Whatever your goals are in life, chances are there are things you aren’t considering because somewhere along the line, you’ve convinced yourself that they are outside of your realm of possibility.
We all put up walls in our brains that define ourselves a certain way. But guess what? Walls can be moved. Smashed, even.
Of course, not ALL walls are mental. Some are physical. But the ones that are just made of stories and labels inside our heads are the ones that need to be broken.
For me, one such wall was “I am not a runner.” When, in May of this year, I sat in a room full of people talking about running the Brewers Mini Marathon for MACC Fund, my mind’s instant response was “Not possible. I’m not a runner.” Then I immediately went online and looked at half-marathon training programs, finding out that they’d require me to quickly build a base of 10 miles a week, 2-3 miles at a time. At first that didn’t seem possible either.
Then, four months later…this happened.
How did this happen? The conversation in my head changed from “I’m not a runner.” to “I can and will do this.” That’s it.
Sometimes, it takes a friend doing what Katie Klein did for me, calling bullshit on you and reminding you that you can do things, to change the negative conversation in your head. So maybe, just maybe, I can do that for you.
What are you thinking about wanting to do right now, and stopping yourself?
What would happen if, instead, you believe it to be POSSIBLE?