When you try to expand your potential, is your view constrained by predetermined beliefs about yourself and the limitations you believe you have?
How can you rise above those limitations to see beyond the moment to how you can bring life to your dreams or long-forgotten passions?
As we read stories of people who started with enormous handicaps and have done extraordinary things, we wonder:
When were they able to expand their view of possibilities to begin such a lifetime work? What was the trigger for them to go beyond thinking about it as just a possibility to actually acting upon it?
Today on my blog and podcast, read four true stories of individuals who took what they were handed, expanded their view of possibility and overcame enormous obstacles.
Today I want to introduce you to my new series: Developing a New Focus.
On the HOME page of my website, there is a picture of two chairs and a table on a sunny patio, with a teapot and two cups, ready for two people to have a relaxed conversation.
Atop the picture, I wrote, “Your focus defines who you are and who you can become.”
I put those words there because it is so true – what you continue to focus on will determine what kind of person you become and what you can achieve.
Years ago, I worked for a company contracted to help injured workers in chronic pain recover and re-enter the workplace. Most had been injured on the job, even with all the safety precautions.
As part of their rehabilitation and recovery program, they attended a two-week all-day class. Most were not happy to be there; in fact, some were downright hostile. Yet after one week, we began to see a transformation of attitudes, mindset, and way of thinking.
It was always amazing to watch this metamorphous from hopelessness, despondency, and despair to one of possibility, expectation, and motivation.