Labels that are self-limiting beliefs are the worst

To extend my thoughts on introversion yesterday, people really love placing labels on themselves in a self-limiting manner.

Fat. Short. Lazy. Dumb. Introverted.

And so forth.

If there is an essential part of my ethos, it’s embracing the awesome. And instead of treating any label (that *I* am placing upon myself) as a limitation, I simply treat it as a parameter I have to deal with.

So taking my earlier introversion as a ‘constraint,’ I made it work for me – regular walks, meetings only on Fridays, absolute downtime on weekends, personal vacay around work trips, and so forth.

If there’s anything that makes us, it is the indomitable human spirit. To place shackles on ourselves is a mistake.

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Posted on February 07, 2019 | Comments | Permalink

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