As I have grown older (Not a young buck anymore), I’ve increasingly realized how much I’ve placed false limitations on myself due to my own self-perception. Too often I have enslaved myself to the subtle whisper in my head of the words “I can’t…”. There is so much I have not done in my life because I didn’t believe I could do it. And most of the time I didn’t even realize I was limiting myself in this way. It seems like so often lately I have uncovered a new self-limitation that has held me back in life.
One example of this is becoming a musician. My wife (of 15 years as I am typing this) is a very gifted and well-known (in our small circles) pianist and piano teacher. And yet I can’t play anything on the piano even though I have a piano teacher as my best friend. Why? Because I have always lived believing that I am unable to learn it. “I can’t play the piano. I wish I could but I can’t.”
Now I am asking myself, “Why not?”
So I went to the music store and bought myself an adult beginner book. I will play the piano darn it!
Now its your turn…
What is one thing in your life that you have limited yourself in doing because you didn’t believe you could do it?
Leave your answers in the comments section.
I look forward to reading them.
And don’t forget to resolve to live inspired.