When my daughter Gabi was 3 years old, she was at that stage where she wanted to be independent. She was bold and brave. She saw what she wanted, went for it and continued until she got it. She’s still like that and I love that about her.
Gabi is also bilingual. She didn’t know it when she was 3, but she was and still is. Most of her vocabulary was in Spanish at the time. I wasn’t concerned, I felt that she’d learn English easy enough.
People would often make the comment, “She’s soooo smart!” As her father I was inclined to agree, but, it was more than that.
Gabi was able to understand both Spanish & English because she didn’t know she couldn’t. No one ever told her that it was too hard or it was too difficult to speak multiple languages. No one ever has and no one is going to.
You see, Gabi didn’t have any limitations – then. Now, there is a part of me that knows she has run into limitations as she has grown up, self-imposed and otherwise. That’s life. She does, however, have ample support and guidance to limit the aforementioned limitations.
Understand this, limitations can be adopted by anyone under any circumstance. So here are some questions to help you identify any limitations that may be affecting you:
What limitations are holding you back?
Where could you be making strides in performance?
If you could change one thing as it relates to your performance, what would it be?
If you had no limits, what would you attempt to do?
Think back to what is was like when you were a kid and approach your life with the enthusiasm and verve of yesteryear. You might be surprised and the results.
The only thing that can hold you back are those things that you allow to do so. You can do, have and be anything you commit to.
The choice is uniquely yours.