Simply put, when any person sets a limitation in their life, they greatly limit what is achievable. In doing so, that person will often times not evolve or grow beyond the limitation they have set for themselves.
This holds true in many different ways in our life. Whether it be our own mental health and well-being, the aspirations we have within our own profession, the limits we place on our own physical health and levels of fitness, or the quality of relationships in our life.
Learning to navigate self-imposed limitations requires changing our mindset and our habitual ways of thinking about what is possible in our life. What’s most important to understand is that we can achieve more than we believe is possible when we get our mindset right.
If you were to honestly assess to what extent you have placed self-imposed limitations on what’s possible in your own life, where would you fall on a scale of 1-10 below?
If you have ranked yourself on the higher end of the scale, great! You are obviously on track and rarely limit what is possible in your life. If you are on the lower end of the scale, you may want to explore different ways to deal with self-imposed limitations in your life.
I recently had well-known performance psychologist and best-selling author, Todd Herman, on my podcast to share his work. His best-seller, The Alter Ego Effect, gives people deep insight into how they can shatter self-imposed limitations in their own life and overcome the self-doubt, negativity, and insecurity that holds them back.
In this episode, Todd not only shares his own journey in overcoming self-imposed limitations in his life, he also shares the work he has done helping countless clients to overcome their own limitations. Todd has coached thousands of clients over the years, including Kobe Bryant. As well, he has coached many others in the field of elite sport, entertainment, business, and even navy seals/green berets.
Click on the photo of Todd Herman below should you want to access the podcast we recorded to learn more about his work and his best-selling book. I hope you check out his book and listen to our podcast. Thanks for reading.
KAUST Faculty, Pedagogical Coach. Presenter & Workshop Leader.IB Educator. #RunYourLife podcast host.