Yesterday I put up a post on my Instagram page, @lucyenneonline, which said:
Take the limits off
I like to share inspirational posts on my page every now and again because I figure if something motivates me or encourages me, it is my duty to share. This quote has a bit of a back story, like most of my inspirational posts do.
I was visiting my mom over the weekend and on Sunday we both went to her church. It was the first day of a conference they have every year and the first speaker was this young 34 year old Pastor who just challenged me in so many ways. The statement above is one of the many points he made. If I could do his message justice, I would, but I have listened to the CD 3 times since then and I'm still trying to let everything he said sink in. What I can do is share my personal experience with acting on what I heard.
If I look back, I can see that I've stood in my own way so many times. Just recently, I shot a video for my YouTube channel and I was so excited about finally putting out more content. I had just made the decision to start posting once a week and this video was supposed to be the first of many more. Well guess what? I watched the video after I shot it and started picking away at all the things I wish I had done differently. And it has been about a month now and not only did I not post that video, I haven't shot another one since.
I have so many stories like that, you wouldn't believe. I remember during Memorial Day weekend, I was at a cookout talking with a group of girls and almost all of them had a story about how they wanted to do one thing or another but they hadn't gotten to it yet because of one thing or another.
Most of those things we use to justify why we're not doing what we know we should be doing, are really just excuses. The real thing or should I say person in our way is us. And if we could just get out of our own way, stop thinking about all the reasons why we can't, just believe in ourselves and go ahead and do it, we really could be unstoppable.