Morning Ramble: Pushing a Boulder up the Mountain

I was getting ready to record a podcast this morning on limiting beliefs. I immediately thought of that Sisyphus dude from Greek mythology (and more recently on Red Bull commercials). He was sentenced to spend eternity pushing a boulder up a hill. Upon reaching the summit, the boulder would get away from him and roll back down the hill.

 

Limiting beliefs are like that boulder. We drag them around and they drag us down. They are the beliefs we have that keep us from ever getting to the top of the hill. Often they begin with the words

  • I can’t …
  • It’s not my fault that …
  • I don’t have enough …
  • It’s too hard to …
  • I don’t know how to …
  • He/she wouldn’t like it if I …

Too bad we can’t shake off our limiting beliefs by just drinking a Red Bull. What we can do is notice when we’re dragging around that boulder of a belief and release it. We can keep our vision set toward our goal at the top of the hill. Then we can take one step after the other to keep moving forward.

When we set aside that limiting belief our life can turn around. We become more aligned with our spirit. We have more energy (since we aren’t trying to push a boulder around all day). Excitement replaces drudgery. We get to explore new facets of life. We see the opportunities that are in front of us instead of staying in the shadow of the limiting belief.

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