Get Out of Your Own Way
A major key to success is knowing when an opportunity exists. Many times, it is right in front of you. You just have to notice it is there.
The reason we often overlook opportunities is that we instinctively make a decision about something based on self-imposed limits. We have already decided that there is a certain way to cut an apple. We have already decided whether four activities on a weekend is too much, just right, or too little. We have already decided how much we should get paid (in other words, how much we are worth).
The truth is that there are no real limits. It’s all in our head. We have to get out of our own way.
Writer Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, shared a story about women entrepreneurs all over the world who are breaking out of these preconceived molds and helping others in their community to prosper, too. My favorite line in her speech: never import other people’s limitations. Listen to her inspiring words in this TED video: