Have you ever had anyone tell you not to try something because you’ll fail? I did, my high school counselor said it wasn’t worth my time to try to attend college. She really should have been a motivational speaker, really. Now out of full disclosure, I was a slacker in HS. As a result, she simply looked at my past performance and accepted that would be my future. She was wrong. I went to college, struggled, found my grove, did well in school and graduated. In other words I grew up.
That counselor jumped to conclusions about me but frankly we all jump to conclusions occasionally. What’s shocking is how some of us jump to conclusions about ourselves. Some of us are sure we will fail so we don’t try. I’ve been guilty, and perhaps some of you, of seeing more obstacles in goals then opportunities. Since becoming a mother and knowing how fast life passes by, I hate the thought of knowing that I’m holding myself back. Right now I’m working hard at pushing myself forward.
How about you, do you hold yourself back?