"I can't do that, I am only a ____/ just a _____" (fill in the blank).
"I am too busy, I don't have enough time".
"I don't think I could do that, I have never tried before".
You are ONLY what you limit yourself to be. Think back to when you were young and you wanted to be a doctor, a ballerina, an astronaut... Did you become one? If you did congratulations, if not, what stopped you? Did someone tell you that it wasn't possible? Did you realize it was going to take too much work to get there? Did you not think you could do it?
It might be too late to become a ballerina or an astronaut but it is not too late to change direction in life towards something that you have a passion for. Set some goals, make a plan and take steps to get there... ANYTHING is POSSIBLE if you SET YOUR MIND to it!!!
Too busy? We all have the same number of hours in a day, it is just how you use them. Sit down with a calendar and work out the things that are necessities like sleeping, eating, working, looking after and spending time with your children, etc. Then calculate what is left... I'm betting it is more than you expected. What do you want to do with that time? Figure it out and schedule it in! If you don't have a calendar then GET ONE! Scheduling your days in the calendar may seem like a lot of work but it will actually end up saving you time and making sure you don't forget important events! (side note: there ARE truly people that don't have enough hours in the day and are scheduled and efficient... if this is you think about prioritizing your "to do's" and cutting out what ISN'T important)
You can never succeed if never give it a chance. Even more, you can try and fail but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try again. Failure is part of learning. It teaches us what NOT to do next time. The definition of Insanity is "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Go out and learn something new, take the challenge and see what happens. If you fall down, brush yourself off and try again!
So, what IS holding you back? Have you looked in the mirror? Whether it is fitness, nutrition, career, volunteer work, adventure, family, relationships, whatever, you need to realize that your opportunities are limitless. Remember your dreams, make new dreams, make a plan of attack and then figure out how to get it accomplished! You can be your biggest roadblock but you can also light your own fire to push forward... which will it be?
With every step you take, decision you make, or road block you set, you are a mentor. Remember that when you limit yourself and equally when you push yourself a little bit harder. Your child, your friend, you sister, your nephew... they are all watching and learning. Show them what is important!
Want some inspiration? Watch this video by Live Unbound