I was telling my friend about my recent foray into scuba diving.
“My first few times out have been a bit bumpy,” I told her. “I didn’t learn how to swim until later in life and, well, I’m just not very good in the water. Never have been.”
She interrupted immediately.
“Don’t say such a thing! Don’t program your mind like that. You’re great in the water!”
And just like that she had pointed out a limiting belief.
And just like that she had me challenging – for the first time ever – a belief that I’d held as true for 20+ years.
I watched as my trepidation for the water gave way to confidence.
I felt inspired.
I am GREAT in the water!
A week later I was walking with a friend. He was telling me about a new job that he’s considering.
“The job would entail a lot of strategy and I’m just not great at strategy. I’m more of an execution guy.”
I interrupted immediately.
“Don’t say such a thing! Don’t program your mind like that. You’re great at strategy!”
And you’re great in the water.