America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. – Abraham Lincoln
That is the truth for all of us as individuals as well. We all have the means and the resources at our disposal to do the seemingly impossible. There is no obstacle so big that we can’t find a way to overcome it. There is no problem so difficult we can’t find a way to solve it. There is no mountain so high or so steep that we can’t find a way over it, or even through it if we have to. Unless we give in to fear, doubt, and unbelief. That is why so few reach their potential and achieve their goals. They don’t believe they can.
I heard it said once that you can’t keep birds from flying over your head, but you don’t have to let them build a nest in your hair. We all have thoughts that tell us we are not good enough, that we can’t make it, that encourage us to quit. But just because the thoughts come, doesn’t mean we have to listen and entertain them. We don’t have to be polite and invite them in for a drink or two. Just slam the door shut and keep them out.
We all have computers and phones that connect to the internet, and we know that the internet is full of viruses and Trojans trying to get access to our computers. We can’t stop the viruses from trying to attack us, but we can hinder them from doing what they set out to do. We don’t let them. Of course not. We install antivirus software and set up a firewall, so that every time one of these malicious pieces of computer code try to get through to our computer, they are stopped before the damage is done.
Why are we so careful with our computers and so careless with our lives. Why do we let doubts and fears keep us from living our dreams. Install a virus software that stops the negative thoughts by helping you look for possibilities and answers, that helps you believe and try again. That way you don’t give the limiting beliefs your attention, you don’t entertain the fears, and you don’t allow the doubts to cause permanent damage. Set up a firewall so that every time negative thoughts try to persuade you to give up, they don’t get access to your hard drive, and you don’t give them the time of day.
If you refuse to give up and be defeated, you won’t be. If you keep trying till you make it, you will. If you get up and try one more time, you will win and succeed. Have a wonderful day.