"Rise above yourself." ~Thomas Leonard
As the quote referenced above,"Rise above yourself", means to push yourself past what you think is possible for you and go deeper within to continually discover your Real Potential.
The goal is to go deeper into what you have no idea could possibly happen but you secretly hope it would/could.
I remember learning this lesson at the gym - when one of the instructors explained why we did 5 very intense rounds of the same exercise for only 30 seconds and then had us rest in between.
He explained the philosophy of pushing yourself very hard - as hard as you can for 30 seconds and what what you realize is: most likely you'll start at a level 7 and realize - as you push yourself beyond your limits - that by the 3rd or 4th round you have the potential to be at a level 8 or 9!
I witnessed this first-hand when this exact thing happened in my workout! I pushed myself beyond my self-perceived limits and was able to achieve more in the exercise in round 3 than I did in round 1.
In Truth I thought I was working at my highest level, but come to find out, when I pushed a bit harder, dug a bit deeper, I found the potential to be at higher level. I realized starting out I was working at about a 7 and when I pushed, I ended up at an 8/9 level.
The lesson here is - there is so much potential within you that is yearning to be realized and expressed. This requires you to "Rise above yourself" and dig-in deeper and ask your soul what it really, really, really wants next .
To help you dig-down go way beyond your self-perceived limits, check-out the tips below:
Trust Your Visions: There are the times in life when our mind is shut-off and our heart/soul can speak to us directly (the shower, driving, etc. are great examples). Always remember, the things we're too embarrassed to admit that we want are exactly what you're meant to be doing so trust and move forward on what those visions are!
Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable: When trying something new, you need to realize it's a new habit and it's going to feel scary but trust that like any muscle, if you flex it enough it will get strong. To gain more confidence and courage you must get uncomfortable and do things that scare you - just the way it works :)!
The Universe Has Your Back: Oftentimes we get stuck on moving forward with our BIG Visions because we don't know "how" they will happen. As I always say, if you know the "how", then you have a plan, not a vision. Just know that when you trust your heart/soul you will only know the first step - you need to trust the Universe to show you the rest of the way - and trust that the Universe has a much better plan than you ever could! Take the first step and the rest of the steps will show up!
Push beyond your limits and you won't regret it - give it a try - you have the potential within!
As always, it's your choice.