Our biggest barrier to success is more often than not the limitations that we place upon ourselves. The word "can't" followed by a description of our circumstance equals almost instant failure. In fact you may as well not even start trying, in fact you probably won't even start anyway. If you want to be successful you may be aswell to get your dictionary now and neatly cut out the word "can't", life will get so much easier from there on in.

Somehow we often manage to convince ourselves that our circumstances are a reason not to exceed and that we can hide behind them as a valid reason to not be, do and have all the things we want. Whereas in fact it should be the complete opposite. Looking at our own circumstances should give us the clearest clue possible that we are responsible for our current situations and that whatever they are, good or bad they have been created by us and can therefore be changed by us! Learn to be a optimist as Winston Churchill describes:

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

If you are in what you consider a not so positive situation, take a look at how you got there. What thoughts and feelings were you having about your future a few months ago, what action were you taking to head in the right direction, did you even have written goals, were you associating with positive successful people? The chances are you will not have been doing any of those things as those are the types of things that help you create the events and circumstance in your life the way you want them.

So, when you look at your current circumstance realize that you have been responsible in the largest part for creating them and use this realization as motivation for you to create the circumstances that you desire.

Now, instead of saying: "I can't because... or I won't succeed because..." say "I will succeed because..." and list all the resources that you have going for you, no matter how large or small, such as: past experience, time, help from others, ideas, motivations, good qualities, friends, visions for the future, financial resources, reasons to succeed and so on. Doing this one simple thing will help you bust through your negative perception of you current circumstances and turn them immediately into a positive asset.

Have you ever noticed how once you make a decision to do something AND start to take action on it, no matter how ridiculous or ambitious or difficult it may have seemed a path seemingly opens up for you to walk down whereby out of nowhere you begin to gain the things that you need in order to succeed.The things start to happen as soon as you ignore your current circumstance, make a decision and take positive action for yourself, you can always find a way. Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, Hall of Fame American Football Coach agrees:

"We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible."

More often than not successful people will not know how they are going to get somewhere or achieve a certain goal, all they will know however is that they will achieve it. This mindset is the mindset for success that can be developed by anybody including you.

"Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit." – Napoleon Hill, 1883-1970, American Speaker/Motivational Writer/Author of "Think and Grow Rich"

Just to summaries then,you create your circumstance and should therefore not see it as a limiting factor, make a decision, act on it and then persevere and persevere some more until you have reached your goal. Then repeat the procedure for your new goal.

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Author Tim Ryan provides FREE guidance and training on the power of positive thinking. View positive thinking articles, profiles tips and more by simply clicking: Personal Development or Positive Thinking now.