How often do you come into work in the morning, look at your calendar and think “there is no way this is all getting done today.” While this is one of the easiest mindsets we can fall into, it is limiting what you can achieve during the day by setting yourself up to not get it all done. What you did was form a limiting belief towards your workload and your calendar. Are we all guilty of this? Absolutely! But are you limiting yourself from your true potential? Absolutely. But here’s how we can practice limiting our limited beliefs.
Limiting beliefs often happen when we are kids, but some are preconceived ideas we create in our head with a story. “I don’t have enough time today because…” Telling ourselves this story makes it validated in our minds because you believe you have a reason why this can’t happen.
When you are going through a training program or within your first 90 days in your role, there are a lot of additional tasks that need to be completed to build the foundations for your role. There are assignments, large projects, training calls, etc. that can often feel overwhelming, especially when you are ready to own your role. It may be easy to form the belief that “I don’t have time for training because.” And we go back into story mode, creating the perfect picture in our mind of why that task did not happen or why we do not have time for this today.
By limiting your thoughts and creating stories that align perfectly with your reasoning, you are limiting the true potential you have in your role. To change these beliefs we have to shift the way we think about ourselves and what we are capable of. We have to switch “I don’t have time today because” to “my calendar is pretty full today, what is a high priority to accomplish? I’ll do that first.” This switches your mentality from limiting to unlimiting. This gives you more control of what tasks can be moved around on your calendar and allows you to protect your time in completing those tasks.
Remember that you are the only person who can determine what you are capable of. There is no one stopping you from achieving the goals you set for yourself at the beginning of the year or reaching for that job promotion have been wanting! Create goals, stick to them, and remind yourself that you are capable of accomplishing what you set out to do.
“There are no limits for what you can achieve with your life, except for the limits you accept in your own mind.” – Brian Tracy