Posts Tagged ‘Limiting Beliefs’

Moving Beyond Your Limits

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 | by Brenda Stanton

“Rise above yourself.” ~Thomas Leonard

This time of year is not only busy with the holiday season and all that goes along with it, but you’re most likely thinking about your goals for the new year as well, right?

Well, if you are, this note is here to encourage you to dig a little deeper within yourself and test your own limits.

As Thomas Leonard says in the quote referenced above,”Rise above yourself”, which means to push yourself past what you think is possible for you and go deeper within to continually discover your Real Potential.

The goal is to go deeper not into what you know can happen, but deeper into what you have no idea could possibly happen but you secretly hope it could.

I learned this lesson very recently while participating in a new exercise program, Crossfit, that has dramatically changed my life. (More to come on the lessons from Crossfit in future Note Worthy’s).

For example, just last week my Crossfit coach gave a great example when he explained why he has us do 5 very intense rounds of the same exercise for only 30 seconds and then has us rest in between.


The Big Fear That Holds You Back

Posted on Oct 15, 2012 | by Brenda Stanton

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” ~Winston Churchill

I remember when I was in school growing up, that the one thing I always got in trouble for was: talking too much.

My Mom used to go to the parent/teacher conferences and my teachers would always say the same thing: “Brenda is a good student but she never stops talking – even when we tell her not to, she continues as if she didn’t hear us!”.

Well, looking back at my younger self, I can see many reasons why I never wanted to be quiet in school. One of them is because talking, communicating, speaking, teaching, writing, etc. is what I was put here to do.

I have the gift of gab as they say and I use it to help others as best I can. Yet, my gift of gab hasn’t always been honored or cherished either by me or by others.

I’ve shunned myself many times for having opinions about things and for using my voice – especially when others weren’t in agreement about what I had to say. In fact, I’ve had others get down-right angry at me for expressing my feelings and opinions.