Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Don't Be Your Worst Enemy

Recently, we learned about the experience of a young woman who dreamed of playing basketball at a college that she loved and wanted to attend. This young woman played on her high school team, and after graduation, she decided to try out for the college team of her dreams. The college coach even talked to her personally about it.

The young woman described what she felt as she arrived at the gym door the day of tryouts and observed the other girls. She thought they looked taller, faster, and better than her. This young woman stood longingly at the door for quite a while before deciding that she would not go in. It wasn't until years later that her acquaintance with the college coach was re-kindled. The coach said something that felt like a dagger in the young woman's heart. The coach asked her why she never came to try out. Apparently, that year the team had a vacancy that the young woman could have filled nicely.

You can imagine the regret and sense of sorrow that this woman felt when she realized that no one had kept her from her dream except herself. We have thought about this experience a lot. What false perceptions or self-imposed limitations do you place on yourself that keep you from achieving your dreams?

With Convention 2012: Passport to Freedom coming up in April, it's a great time to think about what's holding you back and what you need to do to fight for your freedom. Don't become your worst enemy and get in the way of fulfilling your potential!