Growing up, I had this inner limitation that I couldn’t quite put my finger on. I thought that some people just had what it takes, they were born lucky, or they were in the right place at the right time to do amazing things in the world. I believed that because of my station in life, I could only go so far. Family members would reinforce this with the accusation, “Don’t get to big for your britches!” when I would succeed in something.
In an excruciating paradox, I also believed that if I tried hard enough, I could change and get better and become the person I wanted to be. Continue reading →