I’ve shared this story often, but the first time I ever told someone in my family I wanted to be a doctor — I was laughed at. Not only that, I was told that in fact I wouldn’t be a doctor at all.
“Boy, You Aint Gone Be No Doctor!”
In that moment I had to make a decision. Was I going to accept this limitation for my life or would I decide I’d hold another thought? Would I accept at the age of 8 that being a doctor wasn’t for me? Or would I continue to think that I could?
Has anyone ever discouraged you from taking action toward a vision you had in mind? Has anyone ever told you something wasn’t for you? I’m sure we all have dealt with a naysayer at one point or another in our lives.
Limitation transfers happen when one person transfers a limit they have accepted for themselves to another person. This can be very detrimental — especially when limits are passed from an adult to a child early in life. This, in fact, was what almost happened to me when I was growing up. I tell this story, because to live out your journey to the fullest there will be times when you might have to stand alone.
Being aware of limitation transfers will help you identify when a transfer is being attempted on you. You can analyze the consequences of such transfer and then make a decision if this is for you.
These types of “transfers” can happen in the positive as well. If you are around the right people, they actually can raise your expectations for yourself opposed to limiting them.
In the video I talk about putting a “mute” on some people in your life. Of those that only speak to discourage your vision –you’ll have to mute them out.
If you’re looking to get around people who are working to uplift those in their circle, I’ll be presenting in a few months at Championship Life LIVE. If you know there is another level for you, and you want a circle that can get you there — attend the training.
Also published on Medium.