When I was in college, I decided I wanted to sail around the world on my own sailboat. But before I could set sail, I had a few other challenges. There was medical school, residency training to become an eye surgeon, starting a family, and working in Arabia to earn enough Freedom Chips for a sailing voyage. I also had to learn something about sailing because I had never set my foot on a sailboat. If I was going to make it happen, I had to continually move forward and shed my limiting beliefs. Earning the Freedom Chips was the easy part. Shedding my limiting beliefs was the hard part.
Arabia is one of the best places on planet earth to shed limiting beliefs.
In Arabia you live in a parallel universe in which the rules and regulations that apply to the Saudis don't apply to you. At the same time, you live beyond the reach of your own culture half a world away.
Arabia provides the opportunity to construct a life of your own choosing without other people telling you what you can and cannot do. You get to shed all the limiting beliefs programmed into you by your culture, parents, society, and government. That is precisely why the expatriate lifestyle has so much appeal to people who want to live their dreams. After they shed their limiting beliefs, they build their new life thought by thought.
By the time you are eighteen years old, your culture has loaded you up with a backpack full of limitations that you are supposed to cheerfully carry through life. You didn't select any of those limitations, and it's now up to you decide whether or not you want to carry that backpack.
The instant you become an expatriate, you have the option of jettisoning the backpack. You travel faster and farther when you travel light without limiting beliefs.
That is not to say you are out of control.
You are simply starting over and carefully choosing limitations that make sense to you without other people looking over your shoulder and choosing limitations for you. It's up to you to decide what you want to put in that backpack if anything at all.
Once you shed your limiting beliefs, you must start moving forward.
Shedding limiting beliefs is a waste of time if you don't move forward. Without forward movement, you remain where you are in Nowhere Land.
You can shed all your limiting beliefs and fill your backpack with empowering ones, but until you move forward nothing good happens.The rubber hits the road when you move forward.
I believed that I could sail around the world on my own sailboat when I was in college, but I had to work as an eye surgeon for eleven years in Arabia earning Freedom Chips before I could purchase my catamaran and set sail. During those eleven years, I had to keep going to make my dream come true.
After sailing across the Pacific Ocean from the USA to New Zealand, I nearly died in a car accident. I spent two months in the hospital in New Zealand staring adversity in the eye, and through it all, I kept going. After my broken bones healed, I got back on my sailboat and resumed my sailing voyage around the world.
To make my sailing dreams come true, I had to keep moving forward.
From the moment I first set my eyes on a Land Rover Defender 110 expeditionary vehicle, I instantly knew that one day I would drive one around the world.
So far I have owned six Land Rover Defenders, and I have driven them on expeditions in the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, and the USA.
At the time of this writing, I have three Defenders preplaced around the world ready for my driving adventures.
My master plan is too keep going forward until I have encircled planet earth with my Defenders.
All of us face the same challenge. Although our specific goals may be different, we must discard our limiting beliefs and keep going forward. There is no other way to make our dreams come true.
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