In our minds we create an image of who we are and who we can and will be. And that image includes all the bad as well as the good and, in most cases, includes some pretty rigid rules. We can figure out what the rules are pretty through a simple exercise: Take a piece of paper and write down everything about yourself that you feel is pertinent. Don’t think about it, don’t analyze, you have 5 minutes. Go!
Once you have that list go through and do the “that’s just the way it is” test. Put a check mark next to all the items you feel “that’s just the way it is”. Now look at that list and ponder this one fact, None of That is True.
Everyone of those things is changeable. Including “I don’t have a left leg” or “I was born without a face”. Prosthetics has come along way in the past 20 years and recently a team of surgeons just completed the first face replacement. Ponder for a moment that everything you think is just something you have to live with about yourself is open for change or improvement. What amazing things can come if you remove even one of those rules?