Have you ever walked by a
low fence and wondered why
the dog inside will run to
it, but won't jump over,
no matter how many times he runs to it
barking and growling?
The thing is that the dog was placed inside
the fence as a puppy.
He grows up seeing that fence as being higher
than it is. He learned as a puppy that no matter how many times
he tries to clear it, it's just too high. Over time he gradually
tries less often, until eventually he quits trying.
He just knows he'll never clear that fence.
The same thing happens to us over the years. We try to reach a goal and
fail.We muster up the courage to try again and fall just short of the mark.
Gradually that fence becomes higher in our minds, than it really is.
It's a gradual insidious process and we seldom notice it's happening.
Over time that fence becomes more imposing. Our efforts become a little
less enthusiastic. We start building fences in our mind and like that
little puppy we begin to break. We begin a new goal with so many doubts.
We just know we won't reach it, and so we don't. We start thinking to
ourselves, I knew I couldn't do it. Our doubts become a self fulfilling
But hey! It doesn't have to be that way.
Realise this: Our failures aren't us. Our limitations are nothing more
than fences we've built in our minds. The cycle can be broken, if we
could learn to stop thinking about our past failures and concentrate
on the here and now. Stop mistaking your past limitations for who you are.
Let go and move on.
Begin every task as if it were impossible to fail.
You can, if you think you can.
Wishing You Success.
Keep this in mind; you have the right to choose!