Posted on August 21, 2017
We often seem to be imprisoned by our own limiting beliefs.
If only I was that talented, I’d have done that work.
If only my parents were supportive, I’d have chosen that career.
If only my partner was little less demanding, I’d have had time for it.
If only This.
If only That.
This week – in order to liberate you from the bondage of your own mind – we have brought you a couple of stories of people who overcame all the obstacles and succeeded despite all the THIS and THAT.
I would begin with an article by (and about) Jon Morrow who fought all the odds of life and became one of the greatest bloggers we have. This article is basically about blogging, but it can inspire you to do almost anything that you can dream off.
A note for bloggers: Jon’s blog smartblogger.com is a truly incredible source to learn about blogging. I highly recommend sticking to his blog if you don’t wanna die in the ocean of anonymity. You might not follow everything he says, but you definitely need to listen to him.
Do you think that you could not do something because of the little – physical or mental – disability of yours? Here are people who will put you to shame.
I often hear people saying, they would have done much better in their life, had they been born in a more developed nation. Here is the story of our Gujju boy, who is leading one of the most prestigious enterprises of the world.
Maybe, things are not that wrong with you, your family, or your personal conditions. But the hindrances might be offered from the people around you.
Now that you are getting in the mood to punch all your obstacles right into the face, here is the story of a boxer who carved his way through various troubles of his life, and became ‘the Greatest’.
If that is not enough for you, here is someone who knocked down an entire mountain to make way for his vision.
Wonder how can you master such superhuman willpower, patience, brilliance, and ability to do persistent hard work? I guess this should help.
We talked about people from different walks of life, facing different issues. Some became wildly famous, while others are not so well-known. Some gained a lot of worldly success, while other people’s achievements are not so tangible to others. But there are certain things common in all of them.
- They took responsibility for their life.
- They did not put the blame on someone, or something else.
- They took obstacles as a challenge to grow.
- They did not give up on themselves.
- They rose above their fears.
- They shine.
After going through all these stories of struggles and strives, there is only one thing I want to ask you if you are not yet giving your best shot at life.
What is your excuse?