November 16, 2002.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today."
FDR sure knew what he was talking about, didnt he? After all, if we doubt ourselves today, isn't it possible that we will continue to doubt ourselves down the road? Not only is it possible, it is highly probable. Those lingering doubts that we carry around in our hearts and in our souls are the very things that hold us back and slow us down.
These doubts we harbor inside ourselves today force us to focus on problems rather than work on the needed solutions. These doubts impose self restricted bonds of limitations on our capabilities, preventing us from reaching and achieving our full potential. These doubts of today that we have about ourselves, our abilities and our future knock us down and will keep us down if we allow them to do so.
We can eventually doubt ourselves out of a promising today and a fabulous future if we are not careful. So what should we do about these doubts of today? Should we run up the white flag and surrender? Not on your life.
I want you to consider surrendering all right, but not to any of these nagging doubts and uncertainties. Instead, I want you to surrender yourself to a life of no conditions whatsoever, where the sky is truly your limit. I want you to surrender to a life where there are absolutely no conditions on how high you can fly or how far you can go. I want you to surrender to a life where there are no conditions on how much fun you can have and how much you can care or share or give to others.
Most of all, I want you to surrender to a life where there are no conditions on how good your life can get. When you eliminate your doubts of today, you eliminate any and all limits to your realization of tomorrow. When you unconditionally surrender yourself to a lifetime of no limitations whatsoever, you will free yourself to see all of the beauty, feel all of the freedom and realize all of the ample potential life offers to us all.
Here's wishing you a power packed day -- all day long!
TODAY'S MOTIVATIONAL AND INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE:
The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance under the promptings of a brave, determined spirit.
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