What is it about self-imposed barriers? We do it all the time, afraid to talk in front of groups, not trying something (for me it’s dancing) because we’re not good at it; so we say we don’t want to do it.
I think when we ignore those barriers, we look at ourselves and wonder why we held ourselves back, back from achievement, back from fun, back from new experiences.
I know I hold myself back but gradually with more awareness I am willing to accept risk, willing to dare new situations, and possibilities.
I enjoy Toastmasters for many reasons, including the fact that I get to practice the art of overcoming barriers. The barriers of public speaking, sharing your opinion, the barrier of taking a leadership role, the barrier of daring unknown situations.
Do yourself a favor – tear down one of your barriers, and then follow with another, and another.
Live the one life you have, …..without the barriers.