Through over 3 decades of intensive work on self-healing and self-improvement, I’ve learned that self-overcoming is not a linear curve. It is a slow and erratic climb.

Change is difficult. It requires strength, bravery and hope.

Change requires doing difficult new things, and sometimes (or often) failing.

Sometimes it feels like the hardest thing you can do is pick yourself up off the floor and crawl an inch, after the world has kicked you down and thrown sand in your face for the fifteenth time in a row.

But the hardest and most powerful thing that you can do is open your heart up to the hope and belief that you can overcome all internal barriers to create a life of limitless beauty, joy and meaning.

We can’t remove every external barrier to our success, because we have little control over the world around us.

Yet we do have immense power over ourselves, power over how we react to this environment – the path of self-overcoming.

Written by Erik Schimek

Erik is an entrepreneur and self-improvement expert. You can learn more about Meliora Meditation at Infinite Chorus.

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