Going Beyond What You Think is Possible
By Jim Holzknecht
If you would have told me over two years ago that I would accomplish a record setting yoga streak of over eight hundred and fifty consecutive days of Bikram heated yoga, I would have told you there was no way. Yet, somehow I did, one day and one posture at a time.
Similarly, if you would have told me that I’d co-interview many of the stars from the movies The Secret and What the Bleep Do We Know including Jack Canfield, Marci Shimoff, Bob Doyle, Joe Vitale, Amit Goswami and many others, I would not have believed you. But I did.
Co-producing the movie Beyond Belief (www.beyondbeliefthemovie.com) with Becky Hays, was a great opportunity for me to go beyond what I previously believed was possible. In fact, co-producing the movie was the main reason I initiated my consecutive day yoga streak. I wanted to challenge my perception of where I thought my limits were.
How often do we limit our potential by creating self-imposed ceilings on what’s possible? If you are like me, these limits can be found in every significant area of life such as relationships, money, career, health and creativity. These limits are made by a well-intending, reasonable mind which is hard wired for our safety, security and protection.
Millions of years of genetic coding pull for us to remain within the confines of a self-perceived veil of safety and to not venture beyond it. This is the machinery we’re born into. There’s nothing inherently wrong with this, after all it helped get us here. The problem is that often the cost of playing it safe, and not challenging these comfort-zone limits, is we end up suppressing our vitality, and potential.
I invite you to take some action today that challenges a limitation you’ve created for yourself in an area of your life that is important to you. If you hear the cautionary voice in your head warning you to not start or pursue this activity, notice and be with it, without having to fix or change it.
Take the action anyway. Commit yourself to taking this action now, no matter how small you think it might be. You never know where it will lead you. Go beyond what you currently think is possible, go beyond who you currently know yourself to be.