Tag: SLS

If You're Willing, You're Able

If You're Willing, You're Able

If you’re not, then you aren’t. So many of us are faced with incredible opportunities, but as soon as we face something that stretches us, we throw our hands up. We say things like “I can’t” or “I don’t know how” and move on, leaving our dreams and vision in the dust.

A year ago, I would have said some things like:

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How to Get Smart(er)

How to Get SmartFor the next part of our discussion on self-limiting syndrome, we’re going to talk about knowledge…

We all fall victim to knowledge-complacency from time to time. Whether its because you think you know it all or you just plain don’t care to know anything more than you already do, this a very unproductive place. The cliche “use it or lose it” ¬†certainly applies to our mental abilities and its time to wake up.

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30 Points On Comfort & Discomfort

30 Points on Comfort & Discomfort

Continuing with our discussion on self-limiting syndrome, we’re gonna look at this nasty little thing called comfort…

Problems:

  • Comfort is safe – Danger would be far too uncomfortable.
  • Comfort implies a lack of motion – You don’t need to move if you like where you’re at.
  • Comfort is boring – Unless you like stagnation.
  • Comfort does not equal growth – A seed is probably much more comfortable in a bag than in some soil.
  • Comfort is relative – Your comfort may be my discomfort. That may be the only thing keeping me from being as successful as you are.
  • Comfort makes us complacent – If you like coasting along comfortably, you need not worry about tweaking or optimizing your process.
  • Comfort is not motivating – My couch has never explicitly encouraged me to go out for a run.
  • Comfort dulls our senses – Comfort makes us sleepy and slow to respond. It lulls us into a coma.
  • Comfort is subjective – Even seemingly uncomfortable activities can be comfortable for people who do them regularly.
  • Comfort makes us blind – We tend not to see what’s going on outside of our comfortable little bubbles.
  • Comfort is seductive – It’ll suck you in every time.
  • Comfort stifles change – The status quo is the epitome of comfort.
  • Comfort lies – It’ll tell you that here is always better than there.
  • Comfort holds you down – Why move up when sitting down feels so darn good?
  • Comfort sucks – It sure does.

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3 Symptoms of Self-Limiting Syndrome

Self Limiting SyndromeKeeping with the theme of overcoming self sabotage and battling limiting beliefs, we’re going to talk about a devastating disease called self-limiting syndrome. Please bear with the analogy. I’ve been out of the medical field for about 9 years now.

SLS, I’ll call it, is a disease in which the victim suffers from a life lacking fulfillment, satisfaction, and success. This condition is typically due to flawed thinking, negative internal dialogue, and a general unwillingness to break through previously established limiting beliefs and behaviors.

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